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Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Southern Pines, NC

Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Southern Pines, NC

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 finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to ensure it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes around 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 offer insight into which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, read over this checklist for your inspection.

  • Check 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, noting any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any other damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you uncover an issue, find the source. There could be underlying issues that require 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 checking out 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 ensure they are working smoothly and correctly.

  • Check the caulking of all your windows and doors as they help protect 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 concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Southern Pines showroom, give us a call at 910-444-0729 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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