Take a close look at your windows - is it time to replace

Know when it’s time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Casper, Wyoming

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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 doors.

Spending even 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 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 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 pieces.

  • 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 scheduler.