Take a close look at your windows - is it time to replace

Know when it’s time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Champaign, IL

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When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s adds 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 certain that it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes around 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 could need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.

So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, glance over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Check the finishes around your windows and doors and see if there is 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 other damage that could be caused by water.

  • If you discover a concern, find its cause. There may 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 may affect the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, inspect the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make certain that they are operating 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 Champaign showroom, give us a call at 217-356-6474 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.