Know when its time for replacement windows and doors with a DIY window and door inspection in Bloomington, IN, IN
When it comes to owning a home, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets crossed off the list 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 fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide a look into which rooms or areas of your home might 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 you notice any flaking or
- 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 may be caused by water.
- If you discover a concern, find the root. There might
be underlying issues that need
a professional from McComb Window & Door 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 affect the
seal and operation of your windows and doors.
- While you’re checking
out your window sills and tracks, check
the weather stripping around your windows and doors. Re-attach or replace any broken
- Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make
sure they are operating
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 inspected your home for some of the more common concerns we see at McComb Window & Door. While some of these issues are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any concerns about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Bloomington, IN showroom, give us a call at 812-333-6371 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.