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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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 doors.

Spending even 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 peeling.

  • 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 pieces.

  • 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 scheduler.

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