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
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
- 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
- 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