When it comes to being a
homeowner, the list of to-do’s loads up from
day one and never really gets completed. One thing
that never gets finished is routine home
maintenance. While that’s really 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
10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help give you a
look into which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, glance
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Look at 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 note any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional
damage that could be caused by water.
- If you discover a problem, find the source. There might
be underlying issues that require
an expert 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 taking care of your window sills and tracks, take a look at
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are functioning
smoothly and correctly.
- Check the caulking of all your windows and doors
as they help guard 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 concerns are basic
fixes, please contact us if you have any questions
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Traverse City
showroom, give us a call at 231-538-2175 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online