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 Springfield, IL

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When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets finished 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 for replacement windows and doors.

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

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

  • Check 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 note any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any other damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you discover an issue, find its cause. There could be underlying problems 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 might impact the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, inspect 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 inspected your home for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Springfield showroom, give us a call at 217-793-0550 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.