After you buy 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 take
on yourself, or will you save it for the professionals?
The window installation process is
different for each window style and product, but in all cases, even the best-performing window is only as effective as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient,
To make certain you
won’t experience problems with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should form a watertight seal.
For example, Pella uses its SmartFlash™ tape
around the windows and doors to manage water away from the
product and home.
A good 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 all window and door installations to ensure
your products are kept in the correct place. A number
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 window or door
you purchase, we recommend having an expert install your products. Many
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Norwalk –
are re-certified yearly, so they’re learning new techniques and best practices annually to offer 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 read
through 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 considerable amount of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in their
best shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A primary characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the professionals take care of your house
throughout the installation process. For example,
they’ll lay protective covering over your floor and wear
booties over their shoes to help prevent dirt from being tracked inside. Plus, 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 buy Pella
windows, you know you’re buying a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Norwalk can give you a quality installation, as well. Learn
more about what to expect during a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Norwalk Showroom today.