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
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
- 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
- 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