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 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s adds 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 pretty 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.

Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide a look into which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.

So before you begin 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 other damage that could be caused by water.

  • If you uncover a problem, find the root. There may be underlying problems 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 may impact the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re checking out your window sills and tracks, take a look at 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 working 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 go through this checklist, you’ve inspected your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. 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 Baton Rouge showroom, give us a call at (225) 217-2592 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.