When it comes to being a
homeowner, the list of to-do’s adds up from
day one and never really gets completed. One thing
that never gets finished is routine home
maintenance. While that’s really broad and
all-encompassing, you need to make sure it
includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when it’s time for replacement windows and
Setting aside even
10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help offer a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home may
need repair or maintenance and help you order 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 you notice 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 other
damage that could be caused by water.
- If you discover an
issue, find its cause. There might
be underlying issues that need
a specialist from Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC to come out
and take a look, and any information is valued.
- Clean out your window sills and tracks for dirt
and other debris as it might affect the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re checking
out your window sills and tracks, check
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are functioning
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 go through this checklist, you’ve studied your home
for some of the more common problems we see at Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC.
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 Cheyenne
showroom, give us a call at 307-632-6373 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online