When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s loads up from
day one and never really goes away. One thing
that never gets finished is routine home
maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and
all-encompassing, you need to make sure it
includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the
time comes for replacement windows and
10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help give you a
look into which rooms or areas of your home might
need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize 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 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 could be caused by water.
- If you find a problem, find its cause. There might
be underlying concerns that require
an expert from Pella Windows and Doors of Fall River 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 can compromise 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
- 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 guard against air leaks and help protect your
home from the elements.
If you’ve taken the time to go through this checklist, you’ve studied your home
for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors of Fall River.
While some of these issues are basic
fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Fall River
showroom, give us a call at 508-939-3464 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online