A window is a significant investment for any homeowner as it enhances their home’s curb appeal, ventilation and energy efficiency. However, there are a lot of things that can go wrong when installing windows. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta, the top window and doors installer, shares three mistakes that a great window installer will avoid.
Not Following Manufacturer Instructions
Just like any process, some window installers think that they don’t have to read the manufacturer’s installation instructions before moving on with the project. Granted, it’s true that most windows are installed the same way, but some manufacturers may have special instructions or steps that an installer should take to maximize the window’s performance.
There are windows with unique features that have to be installed specifically according to the manufacturer’s instructions, while some other factors are dictated by the manufacturer’s experiments and testing. No matter how experienced a contractor is, they should take the time to read the manufacturer’s instructions to see the general flow of the installation process to avoid any issues down the line.
Not Washing Their Hands
In this time of crisis, hand washing has become an effective method to protect ourselves from illness and now has become a norm that is emphasized everywhere we go. But it applies to window replacement projects as well. A skilled contractor understands that they have to sanitize their hands before and after working on a client’s windows so that they won’t accidentally smear any substances or materials that aren’t meant to come in contact with your window panes or frames. Some contractors even go the extra mile by wearing gloves when working on windows to be as sanitary as possible. If an installer happens to forget to wash their hands with sealant and foam residue present, it could tarnish a newly installed window before it’s even used. When looking for a contractor in this day and age, hire someone who is capable, and hygienic for your own safety as well.
Improper Flashing Adherence
Capable window installers ensure that the window sills are free of dust, debris or water before applying any adhesives such as flashing tapes. Adding adhesive products with a dirty surface can affect the adhesive properties of the material which won’t make them last long as it should. Experienced contractors apply primers after cleaning the surface to ensure that the flashings are secured even during the winter.
Looking for the highest quality of replacement windows? Call on Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta! We offer the best windows and doors on the market today. You can trust our skilled contractors as they will do their best to find the best materials that will work for your home and budget. Call us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us. We serve clients in Atlanta and Marietta, GA.