After you’ve bought your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products. Hiring
the right person to install your windows is just as
important as picking the right windows for your home. Is
your window or door installation a process you’ll take
on yourself, or will you leave it up to the professionals?
The window installation process differs by window style and product, but in every case, even the best-performing window is only as good as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient and comfortable home.
To make sure you don’t experience problems with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should create 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 good 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 selection
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. Many
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Hanover –
are re-certified annually, 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 simple and usually will not take more than a day,
depending on the number of products installed.
You’ll also want to take note of 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 substantial
amount of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in peak shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A key characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the experts take care of your home
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 getting inside. Additionally, Pella Expert Installers are very familiar with Pella's installation methods. When you work 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 Hanover can give you a quality installation, as well. Learn
more about what to expect in a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Hanover Showroom today.