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 Haverhill, MA

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When it comes to homeownership, 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 pretty 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.

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

So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, look over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Inspect 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 further damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you discover a concern, find the root. There could be underlying issues that need a professional 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 might affect 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 make certain that they are operating 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 checked your home for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Haverhill showroom, give us a call at 978-291-7441 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.