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 Albany, NY

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When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s adds up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets crossed off the list is routine home maintenance. While that’s awfully 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 give you a look into which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.

So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, glance over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Look at 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, making a mental note of any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any other damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you find an issue, find the source. There could be underlying concerns that necessitate a specialist from Pella Windows and Doors 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 might affect the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re taking care of 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 protect against air leaks and help protect your home from the elements.

If you’ve taken the time to complete this checklist, you’ve checked your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Albany showroom, give us a call at 518-414-5302 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.