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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Window Decorating Tips - Part I

Santa’s not the only one with a “naughty and nice” list this year. The experts at Simonton Windows have provided a list of do’s and don’ts for decorating vinyl windows during the holiday season.

Santa’s Simonton Elves got together to recommend the following “naughty list” for windows during the holiday season:

  •  Never put nails or screws in a vinyl window frame to hold up decorative lights or holiday wreathes. Also, do not glue, staple or tape lights to a window frame.
  • Do not place lit candles on a window sill, nor the edge or sash.
  • Never decorate windows with anything that could impede opening your windows quickly, in case you need to use the window as an escape route during an emergency. For example, don’t wrap garland ropes or artificial pine branches around the window hardware.
  • Do not place real pine branches or cones on the window frames or sill. Fresh pine sap can leave nasty stains after the holiday season is over. Realistic, artificial pine is usually available at craft stores around the holidays.
  • Although tempting, do not spray “fake snow” from aerosol cans on your windows. The “snow” residue can be hard to remove after the holidays and can hamper the operation of your window if it sticks into the sash or hardware.

See Part 2 of this story on November 27th for the “nice” tips from Santa’s Elves.

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