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

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

When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s really 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 doors.

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a quick walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help offer a look into which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.

So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, look over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Look at the finishes around your windows and doors and see if find 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 further damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you find a problem, find the root. There might be underlying concerns that necessitate an expert from Pella Windows and Doors to come out and take a look, and any information is appreciated.

  • 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 damaged pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make sure they are functioning smoothly and correctly.

  • Check the caulking of all your windows and doors as they help guard against air leaks and help protect your home from the elements.

If you’ve taken the time to go through this checklist, you’ve inspected your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Norwalk showroom, give us a call at 203-663-3778 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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