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 awfully broad and
all-encompassing, you need to make certain that it
includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the
time comes for replacement windows and
10-15 minutes to do a quick walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help give you a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, look
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Inspect 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, making a mental note of any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further
damage that can be caused by water.
- If you find an
issue, find the source. There might
be underlying issues that require
a specialist 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 compromise the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, take a look at
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make
sure they are working
smoothly and correctly.
- Check the caulking of all your windows and doors
as they help protect against air leaks and help protect your
home from the elements.
If you’ve taken the time to go through this checklist, you’ve checked your home
for some of the more common concerns 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 Terre Haute
showroom, give us a call at 812-234-0729 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online