After you buy your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products in your home. Selecting
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 take
on yourself, or will you leave it up to the professionals?
The window installation process differs 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 example, Pella uses its SmartFlash™ tape
around the windows and doors to manage water away from the
product and home.
A proper installation will also utilize
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 windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in each
window and door installation to ensure
your products stay 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 product
you purchase, we recommend having an expert install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Washington DC –
are re-certified annually, 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 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. A
number of these are not valid unless you have a professional install your windows or doors. 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 primary characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the installers take care of your house
throughout the installation process. For instance,
they’ll lay protective sheets over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from getting 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 buying a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Washington DC can give you a quality installation, as well. Find
more about what to expect during a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Washington DC Showroom today.