After you buy 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 bring
in the professionals?
The window installation process differs 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 comfortable home.
To ensure you don’t experience hassles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should create a watertight seal.
To achieve this, Pella uses its SmartFlash™ tape
around the windows and doors to manage water away from the
product and home.
A correct 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 all window and door installations to ensure
your products are kept 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
Though you can easily access
installation guides for any window or door
you purchase, we recommend having an expert install your products. Many
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Birmingham –
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 look at your warranties or post-installation service agreements. Many are not valid unless you have a professional install your windows or doors. This alone can save you a substantial
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 cloth 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. Working with Pella can
help you 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 Birmingham can perform a quality installation, as well. Learn
more about what to expect during a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Birmingham Showroom today.