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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Northern Virginia, VA

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Northern Virginia, VA

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 doors.

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 peeling.

  • 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 pieces.

  • 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 scheduler.

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