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

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

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 doors.

Taking even 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 peeling.

  • 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 pieces.

  • 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 scheduler.

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