March, 2018

Tips to Protect Your Wood Frames

Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by townAdmin


Everyone wants their home to look impressive, properly maintained and be something that adds a positive feel to the neighborhood.  Additionally, an attractive looking home is an important selling point if you are thinking of putting your residence on the market. One aspect that homeowners sometimes overlook is the appearance of the wooden frames around their windows. This is a detail that should never be ignored.

When your wooden window frames begin to rot or wear, the entire house can look old and neglected. The two most common reasons your window trim starts to decompose are insects and exposure to wet and changeable weather. If your wood trim is rotting, it may present a yellow or brown hue. When the outside trim is damaged it can lead to water seepage and poorer insulation of your home, causing higher heating costs.

The good news is there are certain steps you can take to prolong the life of and repair your wood trim. First, make sure to inspect the frames at least once a year for any tiny holes or signs of rotting. Wipe down the exterior of the frames and clean away any dust or dirt. Make sure there are no cracks or peeling paint. If you do discover any cracks, sand down the area until it is smooth. After smoothing the wood, apply a new coat of primer, allow to dry, then add a new coat of exterior paint. Make sure the primer and paint are especially formulated to protect against moisture and temperature fluctuations.

As with any do it yourself project around the home, if you are less than confident you'll be able to get the project done properly, it’s best to hire a professional.  The number one company to contact in the Chicagoland area is Town and Country Professional Window Cleaning. Based in Wilmette, Town and Country has been servicing, cleaning and repairing windows for more than 40 years. They specialize in the maintenance and repair of residential windows, old and new.

Give them a call today at 847-256-5140 for any questions you have regarding repairing your windows, frames or any other issues you care to discuss. Also check out their website at to read about all the services Town and Country can provide for your home and see the testimonials of their many highly satisfied customers.