When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really gets finished. One thing
that never gets finished is routine home
maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and
all-encompassing, you need to ensure it
includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when it’s time for replacement windows and
10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help offer a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.
So before you begin
your research on replacement windows and doors, glance
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if you notice any flaking or
- Take a close look at the structure of your
windows and doors, making a mental note of any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further
damage that could be caused by water.
- If you discover an
issue, find the root. There could
be underlying issues that necessitate
an expert from Pella Windows and Doors to come out
and take a look, and any information is helpful.
- Clean out your window sills and tracks for dirt
and other debris as it can impact the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re taking care of your window sills and tracks, inspect
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any deteriorating
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make certain that they are working
smoothly and correctly.
- Check the caulking of all your windows and doors
as they help protect against air leaks and help protect your
home from the elements.
If you’ve taken the time to walk
through this checklist, you’ve inspected your home
for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these concerns are basic
fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Westerly
showroom, give us a call at 401-315-7032 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online