When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really goes away. One thing
that never gets crossed off the list is routine home
maintenance. While that’s really broad and
all-encompassing, you need to ensure it
includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the
time comes for replacement windows and
Setting aside even
10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help give you a
look into which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.
So before you start doing 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, noting any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any other
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you find an
issue, find its cause. There might
be underlying concerns that require
an expert 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 taking care of your window sills and tracks, inspect
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any damaged
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make certain that they are functioning
smoothly and correctly.
- Check the caulking of all your windows and doors
as they help shield against air leaks and help protect your
home from the elements.
If you’ve taken the time to walk
through this checklist, you’ve studied your home
for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these issues are basic
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Natick
showroom, give us a call at 781-239-1161 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online