When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s adds up from
day one and never really gets completed. One thing
that never gets finished is routine home
maintenance. While that’s really broad and
all-encompassing, you need to make sure it
includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when it’s time for replacement windows and
10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help give you a
look into which rooms or areas of your home could
need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.
So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, look
over this checklist for your inspection.
- Look at the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if you notice 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 further
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you uncover a problem, find the source. There might
be underlying problems that necessitate
a professional from Pella Windows and Doors Southwest 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 broken
- 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 issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest.
While some of these concerns are simple
fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our El Paso
showroom, give us a call at 915-833-3066 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online