When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really gets completed. 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 it’s time for replacement windows and
Setting aside even
10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help give you insight into which rooms or areas of your home may
need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, glance
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Inspect 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 a mental note of any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you discover a concern, find its cause. There could
be underlying concerns that necessitate
a professional from Pella Windows and Doors to come out
and take a look, and any information is valued.
- 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, inspect
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 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 complete this checklist, you’ve studied your home
for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these issues are easy
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Hunt Valley
showroom, give us a call at 301-354-3633 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online