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 Greenfield, MA

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When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s loads 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 for replacement windows and doors.

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

So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, glance 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, noting any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any further damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you find a problem, find its cause. 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, check the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make sure they are working smoothly and correctly.

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

If you’ve taken the time to walk through this checklist, you’ve checked your home for some of the more common problems we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Greenfield showroom, give us a call at (413) 829-0299 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.