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

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

When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets completed is routine home maintenance. While that’s pretty broad and all-encompassing, you need to make sure 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 quick walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide a better understanding of 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, read 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 additional damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you find a problem, find its cause. There could be underlying issues that necessitate an expert 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 may affect the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re checking out your window sills and tracks, inspect the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any deteriorating 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 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 Binghamton showroom, give us a call at 607-296-0475 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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