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

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

When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s adds up from day one and never really goes away. One thing that never gets finished is routine home maintenance. While that’s really broad and all-encompassing, you need to make certain that it includes an inspection of your windows and doors so you know when the time comes for replacement windows and doors.

Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a swift walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help offer a look into which rooms or areas of your home might need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

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

  • Check 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, noting any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you find a problem, find the source. There might be underlying problems that require a specialist from Pella Windows and Doors 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 may compromise the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re inspecting your window sills and tracks, take a look at 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 certain that they are functioning 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 complete this checklist, you’ve checked your home for some of the more common concerns we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these concerns are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Peoria showroom, give us a call at 309-306-3893 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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