After you’ve purchased your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products. Choosing
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 project you’ll take
on yourself, or will you save it for the professionals?
The window installation process varies by window style and product, but in all cases, even the most
efficient window is only as good 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 troubles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should create 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 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 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
Though you can easily access
installation guides for any window or door product
you purchase, we recommend hiring an expert to install your products. Some
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Ketchum –
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 easy 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 install your windows or doors. This alone can save you a substantial
amount 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 installers take care of your space
throughout the installation process. For example,
they’ll lay protective cloth 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 go with Pella
windows, you know you’re receiving a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Ketchum can provide
you with a quality installation, as well. Find
more about what to expect in a professional Pella window or door installation
online or call your Ketchum Showroom today.