When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s loads up from
day one and never really gets finished. One thing
that never gets completed 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 it’s time for replacement windows and
Setting aside even
10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help provide insight into which rooms or areas of your home could
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, glance
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, making a mental note of any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional
damage that can be caused by water.
- If you find an
issue, find its cause. There may
be underlying problems that necessitate
a specialist 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 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
- 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 guard 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 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 Kalamazoo
showroom, give us a call at 269-215-4157 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online