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 job you’ll undertake yourself, or will you bring
in the professionals?
The window installation process is
different for each window style and product, but in just about
all cases, even the best-performing window is only as good as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient,
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 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 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 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 window or door
you purchase, we recommend working with
an expert to install your products. Many
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Lafayette –
are re-certified every year, so they’re learning new techniques and best practices annually to offer the
best installation possible. Since they’ve been certified to perform Pella window and door installations, the process is easy and usually will not 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 considerable amount of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in peak 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 starters,
they’ll lay protective covering over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from entering
your home. 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 receiving a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Lafayette can perform a quality installation, as well. Find
more about what to expect in a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Lafayette Showroom today.