When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s loads 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 awfully 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
10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help offer a
look into which rooms or areas of your home may
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, read
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check 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 other
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you uncover a concern, find its cause. There might
be underlying concerns that necessitate
a specialist from Pella Windows and Doors to come out
and take a look, and any information is valued.
- 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, inspect
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make certain that 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 go 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 questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Ketchum
showroom, give us a call at 208-726-0060 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online