Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Mankato, Minnesota
When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to make certain that it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when it’s time for replacement windows and doors.
Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a quick walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide a look 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, look over this checklist for your inspection.
- Check the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if find any flaking or
- Take a close look at the structure of your
windows and doors, noting any
cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional
damage that may be caused by water.
- If you find an
issue, find the root. There could
be underlying problems that need
a professional 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, take a look at
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make certain that they are operating
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 inspected your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Mankato showroom, give us a call at 507-625-6933 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.