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 Beltsville, Maryland

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When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets crossed off the list 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.

Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a swift 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 may need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

So before you kickoff your research on replacement windows and doors, look 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 additional damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you discover an issue, find the source. There may be underlying problems that need an expert 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 impact the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re taking care of your window sills and tracks, take a look at 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 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 studied your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors . While some of these issues are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Beltsville showroom, give us a call at (301) 327-3013 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.