After you buy your
replacement windows or doors, your next step is installing the products in your home. Selecting
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 job you’ll undertake yourself, or will you bring
in the professionals?
The window installation process varies by 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 ensure you don’t experience troubles with moisture damage or
leakage, your installation should form a watertight seal.
To achieve this, 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 prevent
drafts from getting through your replacement windows or
doors. Your installer should use shims in each
window and door installation to ensure
your products stay in the correct place. A variety
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
you purchase, we recommend working with
an expert to install your products. Many
professionals – including Lead Pella Expert Installers℠ in Des Moines –
are re-certified annually, so they’re learning new techniques and best practices annually to provide the
best installation possible. Since they’ve been certified to perform Pella window and door installations, the process is smooth and
simple and usually will not 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 substantial
amount of money in the long-run and will ensure your windows stay in their
best shape for years.
The Pella Installation Process
A key characteristic of Pella’s work is
how well the professionals take care of your home
throughout the installation process. For instance,
they’ll lay protective covering 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. When you work with Pella, you can rest easy knowing that your windows and your
home are in good hands.
When you purchase Pella
windows, you know you’re getting a quality product. Lead
Pella Expert Installers℠ from our Showroom in Des Moines 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 Des Moines Showroom today.