When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really gets finished. One thing
that never gets crossed off the list is routine home
maintenance. While that’s really broad and
all-encompassing, you need to ensure 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
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, read
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Inspect 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 may be caused by water.
- If you uncover a concern, find its cause. There may
be underlying problems that necessitate
an expert 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 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 make
sure they are working
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 walk
through this checklist, you’ve checked your home
for some of the more common issues 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 Overland Park
showroom, give us a call at 913-246-5101 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online