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
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
- 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
- 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