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
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
- 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
- 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