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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Murray, Kentucky

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Murray, Kentucky

When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s adds up from day one and never really goes away. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s awfully 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.

Spending 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 begin your research on replacement windows and doors, glance over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Inspect 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 note any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional damage that may be caused by water.

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

  • While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, take a look at 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 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 walk through 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 concerns are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Murray showroom, give us a call at 270-216-5253 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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