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 leave it up to 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 strong as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient and comfortable home.
To ensure you don’t experience hassles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should create a watertight seal.
To achieve this, 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 reduce the number of drafts that can get through your windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in all window and door installations 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
Although you can easily access
installation guides for any product
you purchase, we recommend hiring an expert to install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Champaign –
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 smooth and
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 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 primary characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the installers take care of your house
throughout the installation process. For starters,
they’ll lay protective sheets over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from entering
your home. 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 purchase Pella
windows, you know you’re receiving a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Champaign 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 Champaign Showroom today.