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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Natick, MA

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Natick, MA

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 doors.

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 peeling.

  • 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 pieces.

  • 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 scheduler.

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