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 Falls Church, VA

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When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s adds up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets completed is routine home maintenance. While that’s pretty broad and all-encompassing, you need to make sure it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes 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 a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home could 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.

  • Look at 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 can be caused by water.

  • If you discover a concern, find the root. There might be underlying concerns that require an expert 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 taking care of your window sills and tracks, take a look at the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any deteriorating 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 studied your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Falls Church showroom, give us a call at 703-537-5697 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.