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

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

When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s piles up from day one and never really gets finished. One thing that never gets crossed off the list is routine home maintenance. While that’s pretty 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.

Setting aside even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help provide a better understanding of which rooms or areas of your home may need repair or maintenance and help you prioritize them.

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

  • Look at 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 further damage that can be caused by water.

  • If you find a concern, find its cause. There may be underlying concerns that need an expert from McComb Window & Door to come out and take a look, and any information is appreciated.

  • Clean out your window sills and tracks for dirt and other debris as it can affect 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 make certain that 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 complete this checklist, you’ve inspected your home for some of the more common problems we see at McComb Window & Door. While some of these concerns are basic fixes, please contact us if you have any uncertainty about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Indianapolis showroom, give us a call at 317-983-5922 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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