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 Hunt Valley, MD

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When it comes to homeownership, 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 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 doors.

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help give you insight into which rooms or areas of your home may need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.

So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, glance over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Inspect 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 a mental note of any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you discover a concern, find its cause. There could 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 inspecting your window sills and tracks, inspect 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 make sure 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 studied your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Hunt Valley showroom, give us a call at 410-698-1950 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.