When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really gets finished. One thing
that never gets crossed off the list is routine home
maintenance. While that’s really broad and
all-encompassing, you need to ensure 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 give you a better understanding of 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, look
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Look at 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, 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 an
issue, find the root. There may
be underlying problems that need
an expert from Pella Windows and Doors 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 might 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 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 studied your home
for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors .
While some of these issues are simple
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Beltsville
showroom, give us a call at (301) 685-1715 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online