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 Newport, Rhode Island

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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 completed. One thing that never gets crossed off the list is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to make certain that it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when it’s time for replacement windows and doors.

Spending even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help offer a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.

So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, glance 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 note any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further damage that could be caused by water.

  • If you find a problem, find the root. There could be underlying concerns that require a specialist from Pella Windows and Doors to come out and take a look, and any information is helpful.

  • 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, take a look at 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 operating smoothly and correctly.

  • Check the caulking of all your windows and doors as they help guard 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 issues are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Newport showroom, give us a call at 401-314-0814 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.