Take a close look at your windows - is it time to replace

Know when it’s time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Washington DC, DC

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When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to make certain that 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 fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help offer insight into which rooms or areas of your home might need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

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

  • Look at the finishes around your windows and doors and see if find any flaking or peeling.

  • 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 an issue, find the root. There might be underlying concerns that need a specialist 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 can affect the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, take a look at the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken 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 checked your home for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these concerns are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Washington DC showroom, give us a call at 301-957-7000 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.