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 Asheville, NC

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When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really goes away. One thing that never gets completed is routine home maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and all-encompassing, you need to make certain that 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 better understanding of 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, glance over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Check the finishes around your windows and doors and see if find 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 problem, find the root. There could be underlying problems that require 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, check 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 ensure 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 problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Asheville showroom, give us a call at 828-202-8673 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.