When it comes to being a
homeowner, the list of to-do’s adds up from
day one and never really gets completed. One thing
that never gets completed is routine home
maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and
all-encompassing, you need to make sure it
includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the
time comes for replacement windows and
10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help provide insight into which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, look
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if there is any flaking or
- Take a close look at the structure of your
windows and doors, making note any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you uncover a concern, find the source. There might
be underlying concerns that require
a specialist from Pella Windows and Doors to come out
and take a look, and any information is valued.
- Clean out your window sills and tracks for dirt
and other debris as it may affect the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re checking
out your window sills and tracks, take a look at
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are functioning
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 go through this checklist, you’ve studied your home
for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these problems are easy
fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Shrewsbury
showroom, give us a call at (508) 925-7149 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online