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 Roanoke, Virginia

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When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really goes away. One thing that never gets completed is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to ensure it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes around for replacement windows and doors.

Spending even 10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help offer a look into 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, 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 additional damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you discover an issue, find its cause. There may be underlying concerns that require a professional 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 can impact the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, take a look at 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 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 go through this checklist, you’ve inspected your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Roanoke showroom, give us a call at 540-466-1918 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.