After you’ve purchased your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products in your home. Hiring
the right person to install your windows is as
important as picking the right windows for your home. Is
your window or door installation a process you’ll undertake yourself, or will you leave it up to the professionals?
The window installation process varies by window style and product, but in all cases, even the highest-performing window is only as strong 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 hassles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should form a watertight seal.
For example, Pella uses its SmartFlash™ tape
around the windows and doors to manage water away from the
product and home.
A correct installation will also use
a high quality polyurethane window and door insulating foam, such as Great
Stuff™ Window and Door Insulating Foam Sealant, which will help reduce the number of drafts that can get through your replacement windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in each
window and door installation to ensure
your products stay in the correct place. A variety
of other sealants should be used to help improve product life and provide a weather resistant seal.
Benefits of Working with a Professional
While 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 South Portland –
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 won’t 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 perform
your window or door installation. This alone can save you a lot of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in peak shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A primary characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the installers take care of your house
throughout the installation process. For example,
they’ll lay protective cloth over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from being tracked 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 South Portland can give you a quality installation, as well. Hear
more about what to expect in a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your South Portland Showroom today.