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 Grand Rapids, MI

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When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets crossed off the list 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 around for replacement windows and doors.

Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a swift 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 kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, glance 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, making a mental note of any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you uncover a problem, find the root. There might be underlying issues that necessitate 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 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 broken pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are operating 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 complete 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 concerns are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Grand Rapids showroom, give us a call at 616-201-0206 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.