After you’ve purchased your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products. Choosing
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 process you’ll undertake yourself, or will you save it for the professionals?
The window installation process varies by window style and product, but in just about
all cases, even the highest-performing window is only as effective 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 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 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 replacement windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in each
window and door installation to ensure
your products are kept 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
Although you can easily access
installation guides for any window or door
you purchase, we recommend working with
an expert to install your products. A number of
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Winston-Salem –
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 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. A
number of these are not valid unless you have a professional perform
your window or door installation. 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 primary characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the installers take care of your home
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 being tracked inside. 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 getting a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Winston-Salem can perform a quality installation, as well. Hear
more about what to expect in a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Winston-Salem Showroom today.