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 Wilmington, North Carolina

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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 crossed off the list is routine home maintenance. While that’s pretty 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.

Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide insight into which rooms or areas of your home might need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.

So before you kickoff your 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 you notice 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 find a concern, find its cause. There might be underlying issues that necessitate an expert 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 might affect the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re checking out your window sills and tracks, inspect 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 certain that 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 issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Wilmington showroom, give us a call at 910-218-9596 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.