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Clear Signs Your Windows Were Poorly Installed

New windows are a big investment, so you want to make sure they are up to standard when installed in your home. Although warranties can save you from the additional costs of correcting an installation error, remember that manufacturers only honor warranties if your windows were installed by a qualified contractor. 

Clear Signs Your Windows Were Poorly Installed

In this post, we list some of the signs you should look for to know if your windows were poorly installed.

Air Drafts 

Air drafts occur due to imbalanced air pressure on both sides of a window. Sill and frame gaps between windows cause this. Homes with air drafts can have high humidity levels, which can increase utility bills.

Sill and Frame Gaps

Sill and frame gaps happen when the window frame isn’t fully installed at the opening. To make sure your window frame has no gaps, turn off the room’s lights and look for small lines or dots along the frame. Sill and frame gaps indicate poor measurements — something a professional window installer will avoid.

Uneven Caulking

Careless contractors often leave uneven caulking on window seals because they lack the necessary tools or experience to properly install windows. That said, even caulking is crucial to your window’s performance. If you notice any mistakes, contact your window contractor immediately to fix them.

Problematic Operation

Well-installed windows operate smoothly and have no obstructions or vibrations when used. In addition, the windows should produce no noise and other sounds when they are being opened or closed. The pane must not rattle when it encounters air pressure.

To avoid any hassle during the installation of your windows, contact Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta. We carry out jobs to a high standard and ensure each window is installed according to manufacturer instructions and local building codes. Call us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.

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"Awesome job! Everything was completed as communicated. Everyone was very courteous and friendly. Other contractors should follow the Renewal by Andersen footprint."

Richard & Camille, Lawrenceville GA January 22
May 25, 2016

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