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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Fall River, MA

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Fall River, MA

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 doors.

Spending even 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 peeling.

  • 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 pieces.

  • 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 scheduler.

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