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 Minneapolis, MN

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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 goes away. One thing that never gets finished 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 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 give you insight into which rooms or areas of your home might 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.

  • Inspect 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, noting any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you discover a concern, find the source. There might be underlying concerns that necessitate a specialist 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 may impact 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 damaged pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make sure they are functioning 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 go through this checklist, you’ve studied your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Minneapolis showroom, give us a call at 612-249-7371 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.