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
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
- 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
- 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