When it comes to being a
homeowner, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really goes away. One thing
that never gets finished is routine home
maintenance. While that’s pretty broad and
all-encompassing, you need to make sure 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 give you a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home could
need repair or maintenance and help you order them.
So before you begin
your research on replacement windows and doors, glance
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 note any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further
damage that can be caused by water.
- If you discover an
issue, find the source. There might
be underlying problems that need
a professional 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 compromise the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re taking care of your window sills and tracks, take a look at
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 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 problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these problems are easy
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Boise
showroom, give us a call at 208-373-0002 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online