Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Plattsburgh, NY
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 crossed off the list 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.
Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you order them.
So before you kickoff 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 find any flaking or
- 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 can be caused by water.
- If you discover an
issue, find the root. There might
be underlying issues that need
a specialist 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 may affect the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re taking care of your window sills and tracks, inspect
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any damaged
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make
sure they are working
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 walk through 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 uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Plattsburgh showroom, give us a call at 518-310-2118 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.