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 Calgary, AB

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When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets crossed off the list 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.

Spending even 10-15 minutes to do a quick walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help give you insight into which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.

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

  • Look at the finishes around your windows and doors and see if there is any flaking or peeling.

  • Take a close look at the structure of your windows and doors, making a mental note of any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any other damage that could be caused by water.

  • If you find an issue, find its cause. There may be underlying problems that need a professional from Pella Windows and Doors 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 may 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 protect against air leaks and help protect your home from the elements.

If you’ve taken the time to walk through this checklist, you’ve studied your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these problems are simple fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Calgary showroom, give us a call at 403-681-6363 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.