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 completed 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
10-15 minutes to do a quick walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help provide insight into which rooms or areas of your home could
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you begin
your research on replacement windows and doors, glance
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if there is any flaking or
- Take a close look at the structure of your
windows and doors, making note any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you discover an
issue, find the root. 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 helpful.
- Clean out your window sills and tracks for dirt
and other debris as it may compromise the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re checking
out your window sills and tracks, check
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 certain that they are working
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 concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these issues are simple
fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Portsmouth
showroom, give us a call at 603-945-0181 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online