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

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

When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s loads up from day one and never really goes away. 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 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 may need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

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

  • Inspect the finishes around your windows and doors and see if you notice 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 further damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you discover an issue, find its cause. There might be underlying issues 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 might 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 broken pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to ensure they are working smoothly and correctly.

  • Check the caulking of all your windows and doors as they help guard against air leaks and help protect your home from the elements.

If you’ve taken the time to go through 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 problems are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Nashville showroom, give us a call at 615-348-8786 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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