Windows are just a part of the problem on many homes. The window screens do a lot of work as well. When you get new Huntington Beach, CA replacement windows, of course you want to take care of the windows themselves, but you should also pay close attention to the screens. The screens are the first line of defense for your windows. Maintain them well and your windows will fare better, too. Screens do way more than keep bugs out, though they do help with that. If you maintain them well, they can help in a number of areas. Here are a few to consider:
Home Curb Appeal
If your screens are dusty, dirty, torn or bent, people notice that and it detracts from the way your house looks. It’s a small thing, but it can detract from the appearance of your home and make your house look like it isn’t maintained well. If you need to sell your home in the future, you’ll want to make sure the screens are in good order, among other things.
Large And Small Pest Control
You want to keep the bugs out of your house and your screens can help with that, but they can also keep birds and other rodents away. You don’t want pests living in the windowsills, either, and screens can deter that from occurring as well. The farther the pests are away from your home, the better off your house will be.
Child And Pet Safety
If your screens have small holes, they aren’t going to be as sturdy and they are a safety hazard for your children and pets. You don’t want anyone to be able to fall out of the window if they are open. Screens that are ripped can make it much easier for an accident to occur. When you have good screens in good conditions, that’s much less likely to happen.
Windows Stay Cleaner
If your screens are clean, your windows are cleaner. Screens collect dust, dirt, and pollen from the outside world. When you wash them down, you are keeping that stuff from getting onto your windows. That’ll bring more light into the house and give you a chance to inspect the screens and windows while you’re at it.
Further Energy Efficiency
The right replacement windows will help with efficiency, but window screens add UV protection to lower your cooling costs as well. Some screen materials even reduce heat transfer, which is worth it in an area as hot as California.
When you look into maintaining your Huntington Beach, CA replacement windows, don’t ignore the screens. They bring a lot of benefits to your home as well. Contact California Window & Solar at (949) 284-7483 for advice on screen and replacement window maintenance. When you need to replace your windows, we can help with that as well. Visit us at 2915 Red Hill Ave Ste B104 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 to look through the quality windows we carry.