When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really gets finished. One thing
that never gets finished is routine home
maintenance. While that’s really 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 around for replacement windows and
Setting aside even
10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help offer insight into which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you order 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 can be caused by water.
- If you uncover an
issue, find the root. There might
be underlying concerns that need
a specialist from Pella Windows and Doors to come out
and take a look, and any information is valued.
- Clean out your window sills and tracks for dirt
and other debris as it can affect 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 broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are working
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 checked your home
for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these concerns are simple
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Washington DC
showroom, give us a call at (202) 810-6799 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online