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

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

When it comes to homeownership, the list of to-do’s loads 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 awfully 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 quick walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help give you a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home could need repair or maintenance and help you rank them.

So before you start doing 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 you notice 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 other damage that may be caused by water.

  • If you uncover a concern, find the root. There might be underlying issues that require a specialist 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 can compromise 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 damaged pieces.

  • Test out the locks on your windows and doors to make certain that 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 problems we see at McComb Window & Door. 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 Lafayette showroom, give us a call at 317-983-5804 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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