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 take
on yourself, or will you leave it up to the professionals?
The window installation process is
different for each window style and product, but in every case, even the best-performing window is only as good 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 problems with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should create a watertight seal.
For instance, Pella uses its SmartFlash™ tape
around the windows and doors to manage water away from the
product and home.
A proper 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 prevent
drafts from getting through your replacement windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in every window and door installation to ensure
your products stay 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 window or door
you purchase, we recommend having an expert install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Southern Pines –
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 smooth and
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 install your
products. 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 main characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the professionals take care of your home
throughout the installation process. For example,
they’ll lay protective sheets over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from being tracked inside. And, 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 Southern Pines can perform a quality installation, as well. Find
more about what to expect during a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Southern Pines Showroom today.