When it comes to being a
homeowner, the list of to-do’s adds up from
day one and never really gets finished. One thing
that never gets completed is routine home
maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and
all-encompassing, you need to make certain that 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 swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help give you a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home may
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, read
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Look at the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if find 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 further
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you discover an
issue, find its cause. There might
be underlying issues that necessitate
a professional 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 can compromise the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re taking care of 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
sure they are functioning
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 checked your home
for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these concerns are basic
fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Annapolis
showroom, give us a call at 240-293-1068 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online