When you’ve finally decided on the right window company to take care of your window replacement, it’s important to understand the window installation process. So with that in mind, we’ll outline the steps necessary for a successful window replacement.
Be Sure You’re Window Installer is the Best
Your window company should always meet the highest standards expected within the industry. Your window installer should be fully trained, experienced, and have a complete understanding of the window installation process.
Measuring the Windows
The qualified window company you select will proceed to measure every window that requires a new installation. It’s vital to do this step right because the window manufacturers rely on these measurements to produce your window replacements to those exact specifications so that they fit perfectly. The right fit ensures a weather-tight seal that lasts and offers excellent protection against the elements.
Existing Window Removal
Unless it is a new window installation, every windows replacement will first require that the old windows are removed. Your window installer will take care that they don’t cut well into the original weather barrier or the protective house wrap. These are sheets of specially coated material designed to keep the walls dry by keeping the water out.
New Window Installation
Before installing, the installer will carefully fold out the nailing fins on your new windows, and then lift each into position. The sill is then set into place at the bottom portion of the rough opening. This is followed by gradually pushing on the frame until the window’s nailing fins are flush against the wall. A level is used to adjust the alignment against the opening and the window is nailed or screwed in to secure it.
Ready for a Window Replacement?
Make sure you’re always working with licensed, insured, and recommended companies when looking for window installation services. The right team can take care of your specific requirements and will know the local building codes.