After you’ve bought your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products. Selecting
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 job 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 most
efficient window is only as strong as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient and comfortable home.
To make certain you
won’t experience hassles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should establish 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 good 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 prevent
drafts from getting through your new 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 selection
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 product
you purchase, we recommend working with
an expert to install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Asheville –
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 will not take more than a day,
depending on the number of products installed.
You’ll also want to take note of 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 lot of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in top shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A primary characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the experts take care of your home
throughout the installation process. For starters,
they’ll lay protective cloth over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from getting inside. Additionally, 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 purchase Pella
windows, you know you’re getting a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Asheville can provide
you with a quality installation, as well. Learn
more about what to expect in a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Asheville Showroom today.