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

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

When it comes to being a homeowner, the list of to-do’s adds up from day one and never really gets completed. One thing that never gets finished 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.

Taking even 10-15 minutes to do a fast walk around your home to inspect your windows and doors can help give you a look into which rooms or areas of your home may need repair or maintenance and help you order them.

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

  • Check 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 can be caused by water.

  • If you discover a concern, find the root. There may be underlying problems 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 may impact the seal and operation of your windows and doors.

  • While you’re checking out your window sills and tracks, take a look at 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 functioning smoothly and correctly.

  • Check the caulking of all your windows and doors as they help protect against air leaks and help protect your home from the elements.

If you’ve taken the time to go through this checklist, you’ve studied your home for some of the more common problems we see at McComb Window & Door. While some of these problems are easy fixes, please contact us if you have any questions about the condition of your windows and doors. Stop by our Muncie showroom, give us a call at 317-983-5642 or schedule an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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