After you’ve purchased your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is getting the products
the right person to install your windows is just 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 differs by window style and product, but in every case, even the highest-performing 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 sure you don’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 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 new windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in each
window and door installation to ensure
your products are held in the correct place. A variety
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. A number of
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Northern Virginia –
are re-certified every year, so they’re learning new techniques and best practices annually to perform the
best installation possible. Since they’ve been certified to perform Pella window and door installations, the process is easy 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. A
number of these 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 peak shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A primary characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the installers take care of your home
throughout the installation process. For instance,
they’ll lay protective covering 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 go with Pella
windows, you know you’re buying a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Northern Virginia can perform a quality installation, as well. Find
more about what to expect throughout a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Northern Virginia Showroom today.