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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in South Portland, ME

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in South Portland, ME

When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really goes away. One thing that never gets crossed off the list is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to ensure it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes around for replacement windows and doors.

Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help give you insight into which rooms or areas of your home may need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize 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 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 further damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you uncover a concern, find the source. There may be underlying issues that need a specialist 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 might impact 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 damaged pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make sure 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 checked your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these concerns are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our South Portland showroom, give us a call at 207-517-2331 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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