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
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
- 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
- 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