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 Charlotte, North Carolina

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

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a quick walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help give you a look into which rooms or areas of your home might need repair or maintenance and help you rank 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, noting any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you find an issue, find the source. There might be underlying concerns that necessitate a professional 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 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 deteriorating pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make sure they are operating 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 studied your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Charlotte showroom, give us a call at 704-228-9149 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.