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
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
- 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
- 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