After you’ve purchased your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is getting the products
the right person to install your windows is equally as
important as picking the right windows for your home. Is
your window or door installation a process you’ll tackle yourself, or will you leave it up to the professionals?
The window installation process differs by window style and product, but in just about
all cases, even the most
efficient window is only as good as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient,
To make sure you don’t experience hassles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should form a watertight seal.
For instance, Pella uses its SmartFlash™ tape
around the windows and doors to manage water away from the
product and home.
A correct installation will also include
a high quality polyurethane window and door insulating foam, such as Great
Stuff™ Window and Door Insulating Foam Sealant, which will help inhibit drafts
from getting through your replacement windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in all window and door installations to ensure
your products are kept in the correct place. A number
of other sealants should be used to help improve product life and provide a weather resistant seal.
Benefits of Working with a Professional
Although you can easily access
installation guides for any window or door
you purchase, we recommend hiring an expert to install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Wilmington –
are re-certified every year, so they’re learning new techniques and best practices annually to provide the
best installation possible. Since they’ve been certified to perform Pella window and door installations, the process is easy and usually won’t take more than a day,
depending on the number of products installed.
You’ll also want to read
through your warranties or post-installation service agreements. Most are not valid unless you have a professional install your windows or doors. This alone can save you a lot of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in their
best shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A main characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the experts take care of your space
throughout the installation process. For starters,
they’ll lay protective cloth over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from being tracked inside. And, Pella Expert Installers are very familiar with Pella's installation methods. With Pella, you can rest easy knowing that your windows and your
home are in good hands.
When you buy Pella
windows, you know you’re getting a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Wilmington can give you a quality installation, as well. Learn
more about what to expect throughout a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Wilmington Showroom today.