Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Edmonton, AB
When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets completed 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 it’s time 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 provide a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home might 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.
- Inspect the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if there is any flaking or
- 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 find a problem, find its cause. There might
be underlying problems that require
a professional from Pella Windows and Doors to come out
and take a look, and any information is appreciated.
- Clean out your window sills and tracks for dirt
and other debris as it can affect the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re checking
out your window sills and tracks, inspect
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make certain that they are operating
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 complete this checklist, you’ve checked your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these concerns are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Edmonton showroom, give us a call at 780-439-9344 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.