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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Fargo, North Dakota

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Fargo, North Dakota

When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really goes away. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and all-encompassing, you need to make certain that it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when it’s time for replacement windows and doors.

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help give you a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.

So before you begin your research on replacement windows and doors, read over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Inspect the finishes around your windows and doors and see if there is any flaking or peeling.

  • Take a close look at the structure of your windows and doors, noting any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any other damage that could be caused by water.

  • If you find a concern, find the source. There might be underlying problems that necessitate an expert 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 might compromise 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 deteriorating pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are operating 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 problems are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Fargo showroom, give us a call at 701-281-1390 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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