Preparing Your Windows for Summer Storms and July 4th Festivities

Summer is a time for sunshine, outdoor gatherings, and festive celebrations, but it also brings unpredictable weather, including sudden storms that can pose a threat to your home. As we approach the July 4th festivities, ensuring your windows are ready to withstand both summer storms and the hustle of holiday activities is essential. At Diligent Window Supply, located in Baltimore, Maryland, we offer a range of high-quality windows designed to provide durability, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. Here are some tips on reinforcing and maintaining your windows to keep your home safe and comfortable this season.

Checking Seals and Frames

One of the first steps in preparing your windows for summer storms is to check the seals and frames for any signs of wear and tear. Properly sealed windows are crucial for preventing water infiltration during heavy rains.

Inspect for Gaps and Cracks: Examine the perimeter of your windows for any gaps or cracks in the seals. Use a sealant or caulk to fill any openings you find. This helps to keep water out and maintain the energy efficiency of your home.

Check the Frames: Look for signs of rot, warping, or damage in the window frames. At Diligent Window Supply, our Slocomb Windows & Doors are designed with durable frames that resist warping and provide excellent insulation.

Installing Storm Windows

For added protection against severe weather, consider installing storm windows. These windows offer an extra layer of defense against wind and rain, helping to safeguard your home.

Choosing the Right Storm Windows: Our Survivor storm windows are an excellent choice for enhancing your home’s resilience. They are built to withstand harsh weather conditions while providing an additional barrier against wind and water.

Easy Installation: Storm windows are typically installed over your existing windows. They can be easily removed and stored when not in use, making them a versatile option for homeowners looking to boost their window protection during storm season.

Regular Maintenance

Routine maintenance is key to ensuring your windows remain in top condition year-round. Here are some maintenance tips to keep your windows functioning optimally:

Clean Regularly: Regularly clean your windows to remove dirt, debris, and grime. Clean windows not only look better but also allow you to spot any potential issues early.

Lubricate Moving Parts: If you have windows with moving parts, such as sliding windows from our Trimline Custom Windows collection, ensure you lubricate the tracks and hinges to keep them operating smoothly.

Inspect Weather Stripping: Weather stripping plays a vital role in maintaining your home’s energy efficiency. Inspect the weather stripping around your windows and replace any worn or damaged sections to keep drafts at bay.

Reinforcing Windows for Safety

During July 4th celebrations, your windows might be exposed to increased activity, such as children playing or guests moving around. Reinforcing your windows can help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of your home.

Install Window Guards: Consider installing window guards to protect against accidental impacts. Guardian window guards provide robust protection without compromising the view or ventilation.

Use Window Films: Applying safety window films can help reinforce your windows and prevent shattering in case of impact. These films hold the glass together even when broken, reducing the risk of injury.

Be Diligent

Preparing your windows for summer storms and the bustling activity of July 4th celebrations is crucial for maintaining a safe and comfortable home. By checking seals and frames, installing storm windows, performing regular maintenance, and reinforcing for safety, you can ensure your windows are up to the task. At Diligent Window Supply, we offer a variety of high-quality windows, including Slocomb, Survivor, Trimline Custom, and Guardian products, designed to meet your needs.

Contact us today to learn more about how our windows can help you weather any storm and enjoy a festive, worry-free summer.

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