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
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
- 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
- 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 317-872-9927 or schedule an appointment with us online
through our online