After you’ve bought your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products in your home. 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 tackle yourself, or will you leave it up to the professionals?
The window installation process is
different for each window style and product, but in all cases, 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 ensure you don’t experience troubles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should form 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 proper 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 windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in every window and door installation to ensure
your products are kept 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 window or door
you purchase, we recommend working with
an expert to install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Portsmouth –
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 doesn’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. A
number of these are not valid unless you have a professional install your
products. 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 space
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. And, Pella Expert Installers are very familiar with Pella's installation methods. With Pella, you can 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 Portsmouth can perform a quality installation, as well. Find
more about what to expect during a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Portsmouth Showroom today.