When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s loads 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 around for replacement windows and
10-15 minutes to do a quick walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help provide a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home could
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, glance
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Look at 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 other
damage that can be caused by water.
- If you uncover an
issue, find its cause. There could
be underlying problems that need
an expert 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 may impact 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 deteriorating
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are operating
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 inspected your home
for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these problems are easy
fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Cape Cod
showroom, give us a call at 508-638-5897 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online