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 Memphis, Tennessee

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When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really goes away. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to make certain that it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes around 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 offer a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home could 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.

  • Check 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, making note any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional damage that could be caused by water.

  • If you discover an issue, find the source. There could be underlying issues that require a professional 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 can impact the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, check 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 make sure they are functioning smoothly and correctly.

  • Check the caulking of all your windows and doors as they help shield against air leaks and help protect your home from the elements.

If you’ve taken the time to walk through this checklist, you’ve studied your home for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Memphis showroom, give us a call at 901-401-9399 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.