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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Lethbridge, AB

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Lethbridge, AB

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 doors.

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 peeling.

  • 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 pieces.

  • 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 scheduler.

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