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 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 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 insight into which rooms or areas of your home may
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, glance
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Inspect the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if there is any flaking or
- Take a close look at the structure of your
windows and doors, making note any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any other
damage that can be caused by water.
- If you find an
issue, find its cause. There could
be underlying issues that require
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 might 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 deteriorating
- 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 complete this checklist, you’ve checked your home
for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these problems are easy
fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Denver
showroom, give us a call at (888) 841-5667 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online