After you buy your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products. Selecting
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 tackle yourself, or will you leave it up to 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 strong as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient and comfortable home.
To make certain you
won’t experience problems 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 use
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 replacement 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 having an expert install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Santa Fe –
are re-certified every year, 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 simple and usually won’t 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. Most are not valid unless you have a professional install your
products. This alone can save you a substantial
amount of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in their
best shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A main characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the experts take care of your space
throughout the installation process. For example,
they’ll lay protective sheets 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. With Pella, you can 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 Santa Fe can give you a quality installation, as well. Learn
more about what to expect throughout a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Santa Fe Showroom today.