Why Maintaining Your Window Screens is Important
When it comes to cleaning your windows, you probably think about the outside of them. But did you know that your screens are also part of the window? You see, when we talk about cleaning a window, we're really talking about cleaning its entire surface—both inside and out. That's why it's important to clean your window screens as well: they can get dirty just like any other part of your windows. And while they may not look as bad as neglected glass panes, they do have some very real benefits from being kept clean:
Neglected screens can make your entire home look shabby.
Window screens are a major part of the exterior of your home. If they're dirty, you can't see them—and if you can't see them, they don't look great. And if they're not looking great, your entire house may look shabby because of it.
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Debris and dirt can lead to poor indoor air quality.
Over time, dirt and debris can build up on your window screens. This builds up enough to block airflow through the screen and lead to poor indoor air quality. Dried leaves and pollen may also collect on your screen which could be blown into the room by a fan or other source of wind. This will cause itchy eyes and sneezing which is not fun for anyone involved!
If you don't clean your windows often enough, dust, smudges from fingerprints and other contaminants can get trapped in between the glass panes when they're closed together tightly against each other without any form of cleaning over time; this is especially true if you live near trees or bushes (you know how fast those pesky little leaves can blow across)! If these contaminants aren't removed by regular maintenance procedures, such as washing down your windowsills once week, then mold growth will occur more quickly than normal. This happens because there's no ventilation system keeping everything fresh inside of our homes.
Trapped debris and dirt can lead to poor airflow.
By not having your screens cleaned regularly, dirt and debris can build up on the screen. This will reduce airflow through a window screen and make it harder for air to move in and out of your home. Poor airflow can cause indoor air quality to go down and lead to health problems like allergies and asthma.
Reduced airflow can increase your energy bills.
So why do you need to clean your window screens?
It’s simple: Airflow. The more air that can come through your windows and enter your home, the cooler it will be in the summer and warmer in the winter. If there’s a layer of dust or debris on your screen, it reduces airflow and makes it harder for cool or warm air to get inside. This means you have to rely on an HVAC system that works harder just to keep up with normal weather conditions. And as anyone who has ever turned on their HVAC knows, increased use can translate into higher energy bills!
Dirty screens can let bugs and pests in your home.
That’s right. Even the tiniest of holes can let in pests and bugs, especially during the summer months when they are more active. And while you may be able to spot a few obvious insects around your home, there is a good chance that they have left behind eggs or larvae behind as well. These tiny creatures can lead to an infestation if not dealt with quickly enough. In addition to being downright disturbing (and not something you want anywhere near your family), these pests can also pose health hazards by carrying diseases that could be harmful to both humans and pets alike.
Clogged screens can block your view and make it hard to see outside.
If your window screens are clogged with dirt and debris, they can't do their job of keeping bugs out. That means you’ll have to take extra steps to keep the insects from entering your home. When you don't clean them regularly, it's easy for dirt and grime to build up on the surface of the screen mesh. If this happens, it will be difficult for fresh air to circulate through the room when open windows are in use.
You may also have trouble keeping an eye on what's going on outside when your windows are closed because clogged screens make it harder for light to pass through them. This could result in poor visibility of scenery or other objects outside your home—and who knows what dangers could lurk there? Finally, if you're trying to keep track of guests coming into town or leaving early, dirty window screens could endanger any chance at catching a glimpse!
We hope that this has helped you understand why your window screens should get cleaned. If you have any questions about how we can help with this process, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (704) 964-2592. We look forward to talking with you!