When it comes to being a
homeowner, the list of to-do’s loads up from
day one and never really gets completed. One thing
that never gets finished 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 it’s time for replacement windows and
10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect
your windows and doors can help give you a
look into which rooms or areas of your home might
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.
- Check the finishes around your
windows and doors and see if find any flaking or
- 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 could be caused by water.
- If you uncover an
issue, find the root. There could
be underlying concerns that necessitate
a specialist from Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC 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 can impact the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re taking care of your window sills and tracks, check
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any deteriorating
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make
sure 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 walk
through this checklist, you’ve checked your home
for some of the more common concerns we see at Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC.
While some of these concerns are simple
fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty
about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Casper
showroom, give us a call at 307-234-1518 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online