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 Des Moines, IA

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When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets finished 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 doors.

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a quick 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 may need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.

So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, look over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Look at the finishes around your windows and doors and see if there is any flaking or peeling.

  • 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 could be caused by water.

  • If you discover a problem, find its cause. There could be underlying issues that need 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 might compromise the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re checking out your window sills and tracks, check 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 protect against air leaks and help protect your home from the elements.

If you’ve taken the time to go through this checklist, you’ve studied your home for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Des Moines showroom, give us a call at 515-219-7723 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.