Common Window Installation Mistakes
The installation process is critical if you want to end up with a smooth operating, energy-efficient, long-lasting window. Every step has to be performed with the most considerable attention to detail. Here are 10 common window installation mistakes to look out for.
Replacing windows yourself
Installing your windows yourself increase the risk of injury and could end up costing you more money in the long run. Unless you have experience in installing windows we highly recommend that you use a replacement window professional to do the job. By doing this, not only will you save money in the long run and reduce the risk of injury, but you also improve your energy efficiency, increase the life span of your windows, and give your home excellent curb appeal.
Failing to screen a good window contractor
At Marvin architectural, we offer Installation because we believe that picking the perfect windows is just as important as choosing the right contractor.
Leaks that lead to energy loss
It does not matter how much you spend on the newest triple glazing window with low U-values and all the backing of environmental and consumer protection agencies out there. Still, if the installer leaves behind leaks, then you undo all the benefits. It is necessary to remember that not all costly leaks are gaping holes that you can feel a draft from. The unseen cracks can add up to a lot of air conditioning and heating loss over time. Water could potentially get in between the wall causing hidden damage and mould. Leaks also let in insects, allergens, street noise, and anything else you’d prefer to keep out.
Some people try to save money by doing all the work themselves and others save money on cheaper materials. But the bottom line is that you would save more money in the long run if your windows are installed by experts who take pride in the work.
Windows that do not open and close easily
If your windows are installed incorrectly, you will end up with several issues that result in the windows not being able to open, close and latch onto the windows correctly. They can eventually lead to you having to make adjustments or worst case scenario having to get them reinstalled. It is essential to get it right the first time, so save yourself money in the long run and let experienced installers do it.