When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s adds up from
day one and never really gets finished. One thing
that never gets completed is routine home
maintenance. While that’s pretty 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 fast 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 order them.
So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, read
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if you notice 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 could be caused by water.
- If you find a problem, find the root. There could
be underlying issues that necessitate
a professional 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 can 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 deteriorating
- 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 inspected your home
for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these concerns are easy
fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Boston
showroom, give us a call at 617-712-2342 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online