After you’ve bought 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 project you’ll take
on yourself, or will you save it for the professionals?
The window installation process is
different for each window style and product, but in 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 and comfortable home.
To ensure you don’t experience hassles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should establish 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 include
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 windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in every window and door installation 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
While you can easily access
installation guides for any product
you purchase, we recommend having an expert install your products. Many
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Roanoke –
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 simple and usually doesn’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. Many 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 starters,
they’ll lay protective sheets over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from getting inside. Plus, 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 purchase Pella
windows, you know you’re buying a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Roanoke can perform a quality installation, as well. Hear
more about what to expect throughout a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Roanoke Showroom today.