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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in West Springfield, MA

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in West Springfield, MA

When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets completed is routine home maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and all-encompassing, you need to make certain that it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes around for replacement windows and doors.

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide insight into which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.

So before you begin 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 other damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you find an issue, find the source. There might be underlying concerns that require 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 inspecting 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 make sure 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 complete 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 problems are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our West Springfield showroom, give us a call at (413) 561-7599 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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