Take a close look at your windows - is it time to replace

Know when it’s time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Evansville, IN

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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 doors.

Spending even 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 peeling.

  • 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 pieces.

  • 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 scheduler.