Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Birmingham, AL
When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s adds up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to ensure 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 fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help give you a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home might 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.
- Inspect the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if there is any flaking or
- 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 could be caused by water.
- If you uncover a concern, find the root. There might
be underlying concerns that necessitate
an expert 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 compromise 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 damaged
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are functioning
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 walk through this checklist, you’ve inspected your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these concerns are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Birmingham showroom, give us a call at 877-680-9617 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.