After you buy your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products. 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 project you’ll take
on yourself, or will you bring
in the professionals?
The window installation process differs by window style and product, but in every case, even the highest-performing window is only as good as its
installation. And a proper installation is the key to a more energy efficient and comfortable home.
To ensure you don’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 include
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 replacement windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in every window and door installation to ensure
your products are held 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
While you can easily access
installation guides for any window or door product
you purchase, we recommend working with
an expert to install your products. Many
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Salt Lake City –
are re-certified yearly, 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 windows or doors. 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 main characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the installers take care of your home
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. Additionally, 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 buy Pella
windows, you know you’re buying a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Salt Lake City can perform a quality installation, as well. Learn
more about what to expect in a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Salt Lake City Showroom today.