When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really gets completed. One thing
that never gets crossed off the list is routine home
maintenance. While that’s pretty 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 swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help provide a
look into which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you order them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, read
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if you notice any flaking or
- Take a close look at the structure of your
windows and doors, noting any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional
damage that could be caused by water.
- If you find a concern, find its cause. There might
be underlying issues that need
an expert from Pella 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 can impact the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re taking care of your window sills and tracks, take a look at
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 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 go through this checklist, you’ve studied your home
for some of the more common problems we see at Pella.
While some of these concerns are simple
fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our North Carolina
showroom, give us a call at 866-539-4196 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online