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

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

When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets completed is routine home maintenance. While that’s awfully broad and all-encompassing, you need to ensure it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when it’s time for replacement windows and doors.

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help offer insight into which rooms or areas of your home might need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

So before you begin your research on replacement windows and doors, look over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Look at 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 a mental note of any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional damage that could be caused by water.

  • If you find a concern, find the source. There might be underlying issues that necessitate 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 compromise the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re taking care of your window sills and tracks, inspect 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 studied your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Gaithersburg showroom, give us a call at 202-594-3979 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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