As the chill of winter fades away and the promise of warmer days emerges, it’s time to turn our attention to the maintenance of our homes. Spring is the perfect season to ensure that your property is in top condition after the harsh weather conditions of winter. Maintaining your sash windows should be an essential task on your to-do list. These classic architectural features add charm to your home and require periodic upkeep to ensure longevity and functionality.


Here at Leamington Timber Windows, we understand the importance of seasonal maintenance for sash windows, and we’re here to guide you through cleaning your windows for the spring season.


  • Inspect for Damage: Begin by carefully examining each sash window for any signs of damage or wear. Look out for cracks in the wood, loose joints, or damage to the glass panes. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent further damage and ensure your windows are ready to withstand the spring showers.


  • Clean Thoroughly: Over the winter months, dirt, grime, and even mould can accumulate on your sash windows. Clean them thoroughly inside and out using a mild detergent and warm water. Be sure to clean the frames, tracks, and sills to remove any debris that may hinder the smooth operation of the windows.


  • Check for Drafts: Drafty windows can lead to energy loss and increased utility bills. Check for drafts around your sash windows by running your hand around the edges to feel for any air leaks. Seal gaps with weatherstripping or caulk to improve energy efficiency and comfort in your home.


  • Lubricate Moving Parts: Proper lubrication ensures that your sash windows operate smoothly. Apply a silicone-based lubricant to the tracks, pulleys, and hinges to prevent sticking and squeaking. This simple step can significantly affect the ease of opening and closing your windows.


  • Repaint or Stain: Spring is an excellent time to freshen up the appearance of your sash windows with a fresh coat of paint or stain. Not only does this enhance their aesthetic appeal, but it also provides an additional layer of protection against the elements. Choose a high-quality paint or stain suitable for exterior use and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application.


  • Trim Surrounding Vegetation: Overgrown vegetation around your sash windows can obstruct natural light and pose a risk of damage to the wood frames. Trim back any bushes, trees, or vines encroaching on your windows to prevent moisture buildup and potential rot.


  • Schedule Professional Maintenance: While there are many tasks you can tackle yourself, some aspects of sash window maintenance are best left to the professionals. Consider scheduling a professional inspection and tune-up to ensure that your windows are in optimal condition for the spring season.


By following these seasonal maintenance tips, you can ensure that your sash windows are ready to face spring challenges while maintaining their beauty and functionality for years. At Leamington Timber Windows, we’re dedicated to helping you care for your sash windows and preserve their timeless appeal. If you’ve decided to upgrade your sash windows, contact us today to learn more about our range of timber sash windows and replacement and overhaul services.

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