When it comes to being a
homeowner, the list of to-do’s loads up from
day one and never really goes away. One thing
that never gets completed is routine home
maintenance. While that’s awfully 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 quick walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help offer a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home may
need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.
So before you begin
your research on replacement windows and doors, read
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Inspect 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 other
damage that could be caused by water.
- If you uncover an
issue, find the root. There may
be underlying problems that need
a professional 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 may affect the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, inspect
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any damaged
- 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 studied your home
for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these problems are simple
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Evansville
showroom, give us a call at 812-228-7000 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online