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
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
- 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
- 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