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 pretty broad and
all-encompassing, you need to make sure 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 fast walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help offer insight into which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you order them.
So before you begin
your research on replacement windows and doors, glance
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if you notice any flaking or
- Take a close look at the structure of your
windows and doors, making a mental note of any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you uncover a problem, find its cause. There could
be underlying problems that need
a professional 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 inspecting your window sills and tracks, check
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any deteriorating
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make certain that 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 checked your home
for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these concerns are simple
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Northern Virginia
showroom, give us a call at 571-292-3519 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online