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 Wellesley, MA

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When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and all-encompassing, you need to ensure 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 may need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

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

  • Check 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 other damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you find a concern, find its cause. There may be underlying issues that need 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 impact 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 operating 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 complete this checklist, you’ve checked your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Wellesley showroom, give us a call at 781-239-1161 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.