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 Hanover, MA

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When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s adds 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 ensure it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when it’s time 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 offer insight into which rooms or areas of your home might need repair or maintenance and help you order 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, noting any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any other damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you find a problem, find its cause. There might be underlying issues that necessitate 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 affect the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re checking out your window sills and tracks, inspect the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any damaged 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 problems are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Hanover showroom, give us a call at 781-826-8005 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.