After you’ve bought your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products. Selecting
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 project you’ll undertake yourself, or will you bring
in the professionals?
The window installation process varies by window style and product, but in all cases, even the best-performing window is only as good as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient,
To make certain you
won’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 proper 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 held 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
Though you can easily access
installation guides for any window or door product
you purchase, we recommend working with
an expert to install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Annapolis –
are re-certified yearly, so they’re learning new techniques and best practices annually to perform the
best installation possible. Since they’ve been certified to perform Pella window and door installations, the process is easy and usually will not take more than a day,
depending on the number of products installed.
You’ll also want to look at your warranties or post-installation service agreements. Most are not valid unless you have a professional install your
products. This alone can save you a considerable amount 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 installers take care of your space
throughout the installation process. For starters,
they’ll lay protective covering over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from entering
your home. Plus, Pella Expert Installers are very familiar with Pella's installation methods. Working with Pella can
help you rest easy knowing that your windows and your
home are in good hands.
When you go with Pella
windows, you know you’re receiving a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Annapolis can provide
you with a quality installation, as well. Find
more about what to expect in a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Annapolis Showroom today.