Window Installation Guide
Installing new windows?
Here’s what you can expect during your next window installation!
It goes without saying that installing new windows can both boost your home’s curb appeal and make it more energy efficient. Not only do new windows help keep your home comfortable and secure, but they also reduce energy bills by taking some pressure off your thermostat.
When it comes time to replace though, don’t overlook the importance of quality installation of your new windows. Proper installation is critical to a window’s performance and providing its intended energy efficient qualities.
Considering that your windows are an important investment in your home, it is best that you contract this work to a professional (unless you are a professional yourself). So make it easy on yourself and work with a company that not only provides the windows, but also handles the installation – to make it an easy, one-stop solution for you.
There are a few things a good window company will do when installing new windows. Keep reading to learn which common traits to look for!
Assess The Window Installation Area
One of the most important factors in a window installation is the surrounding structure that frames your new window. Mold, rot, or insufficient supports can cause sagging and may even result in damage to the window over time. So, make sure the installer is looking at the whole picture. If possible, confirm they have the skills required to make any necessary repairs before installing a new window.
Check The Size
Correct sizing is important in any home improvement project, but especially when installing new windows. Sure, the windows you are replacing might look like they are all the same standard size, but the natural shifting and settling of a home as it ages can impact how well a standard window fits.
All the caulk in the world won’t fix the problem of a window that’s just too small for the space. So, invest with an installer that is willing to go the extra step and measure each window you are replacing, ordering custom fit when necessary.
At Davis Window and Door, we recognize that there is no room for error when it comes to measurements and product specifications. That’s why we use advanced technology — including a photogrammetric camera, lidar scanning and computer-aided design software — to ensure exactness at every turn.
Seal It Properly
That new window you bought cannot do its job if it isn’t sealed properly. In fact, insufficient caulking during the installation process can render even the best window pointless. So for the best insulation, look for installers that use only high-quality materials and know how to use them correctly. It may seem trivial, but this is essential to ensuring the lifetime performance of your window.
Look For Reviews
And finally, look into the service record of the company performing the work. Check their online reviews and see what past customers say about them The best installation companies will stand behind their work with a guarantee of their labor. Should any problems arise, they should be willing to work with the manufacturer to resolve them as quickly and effectively as possible.
Davis Window & Door is honored to have nearly 150 glowing reviews online, and we proudly display them our website to help give potential customers peace of mind.
Get Started On Your Next Window Installation
Once you have considered all of these factors, you should be able to judge any window installer at face value. Just remember what you are looking for, and use the traits mentioned above as a checklist.
If you are located in the Atlanta or Charlotte areas and ready to get started on a window installation, consider Davis Window & Door.