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 Annapolis, Maryland

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When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s adds up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets completed 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 the time comes for replacement windows and doors.

Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a swift 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 may 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.

  • 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 may be caused by water.

  • If you discover an issue, find its cause. There might be underlying issues that necessitate a professional from Pella Windows and Doors to come out and take a look, and any information is appreciated.

  • 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 taking care of your window sills and tracks, check 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 make sure they are functioning smoothly and correctly.

  • Check the caulking of all your windows and doors as they help shield against air leaks and help protect your home from the elements.

If you’ve taken the time to walk through 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 basic fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Annapolis showroom, give us a call at 240-293-1068 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.