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

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

When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s adds up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets completed is routine home maintenance. While that’s awfully 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.

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

So before you start doing research on replacement windows and doors, glance 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, making note any cracking or deteriorating wood as well as any additional damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you uncover a problem, find the root. There might be underlying concerns that require 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 inspecting your window sills and tracks, inspect 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 ensure they are operating 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 go through this checklist, you’ve checked your home for some of the more common issues we see at Pella Windows and Doors. While some of these issues are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Tucson showroom, give us a call at 520-989-3300 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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