When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s adds up from
day one and never really goes away. One thing
that never gets completed is routine home
maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and
all-encompassing, you need to ensure 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 fast walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help offer insight into which rooms or areas of your home may
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
- 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 uncover a problem, find its cause. There might
be underlying issues that require
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 can affect the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re checking
out 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
sure 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 checked your home
for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors.
While some of these issues are basic
fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Owensboro
showroom, give us a call at 270-684-3028 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online