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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Bloomington, IL

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Bloomington, IL

When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets completed 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 the time comes around for replacement windows and doors.

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide a look into which rooms or areas of your home might need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

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

  • Check 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 other damage that could be caused by water.

  • If you uncover a problem, find the source. There may be underlying issues that require a specialist from Pella Windows and Doors to come out and take a look, and any information is appreciated.

  • 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 taking care of your window sills and tracks, check the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken pieces.

  • 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 studied your home for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Bloomington showroom, give us a call at 309-663-7132 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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