When it comes to being a
homeowner, the list of to-do’s piles up from
day one and never really gets completed. One thing
that never gets finished 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 the time comes around for replacement windows and
Setting aside even
10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help offer a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.
So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, read
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check 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, making note any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you uncover a problem, find the root. There may
be underlying concerns that require
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 may compromise the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re checking
out your window sills and tracks, take a look at
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any damaged
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are working
smoothly and correctly.
- Check the caulking of all your windows and doors
as they help protect against air leaks and help protect your
home from the elements.
If you’ve taken the time to complete this checklist, you’ve inspected 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 uncertainty
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Lethbridge
showroom, give us a call at 403-328-2517 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online