After you’ve bought your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is getting the products
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 bring
in the professionals?
The window installation process varies by window style and product, but in just about
all cases, even the best-performing window is only as effective as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient,
To make certain you
won’t experience troubles 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 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 prevent
drafts from getting through your windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in each
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
Though you can easily access
installation guides for any product
you purchase, we recommend hiring an expert to install your products. A number of
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Petoskey –
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 won’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. Most are not valid unless you have a professional perform
your window or door installation. This alone can save you a lot of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in peak shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A key characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the professionals take care of your house
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. 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 buy Pella
windows, you know you’re receiving a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Petoskey can provide
you with a quality installation, as well. Learn
more about what to expect throughout a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Petoskey Showroom today.