Investing in hiring reliable window installers for your window replacement will pay off in a big way, not just upon completion but also in the long run. In today’s post, the local roofers at Homecraft Inc. share another reason to invest in good window installers: so you don’t have to worry about the following common window installation mistakes.
Not Following Manufacturer Instructions
You’ve probably met a few people who did something once and pretended to know it all. Good window installers never rest on their laurels and stop learning. This is an important trait when you’re in the business.
Windows may look the same, replacement window manufacturers build their windows differently, which means there are differences in how they’re installed. Even small components like fasteners are not interchangeable; making the mistake of not following manufacturer instructions to the letter can result in problems like leaks, rattling or difficult operation. At Homecraft Inc., we offer replacement windows from Andersen® and ProVia®, and our installers are trained not to mistake one for the other.
Not Inspecting the Wall Opening
Good installers will always make sure that they are working on a sound structure before they begin installation. A good roofing installer will make sure that the roof deck isn’t damaged or structurally compromised before installing a new roof. A good window installer will likewise make sure that the window opening and framing structure is structurally sound before the new window comes on.
Ignoring Building Codes
Replacement window companies are expected to have more than just a passing knowledge of local and international building codes, and ensure compliance with every installation. This is important because noncompliant installations can pose safety risks and will be compelled by the city inspector to be torn down. Some homes may be so old that they’re not up to date with window building codes, and window installers are expected to perform corrections.
Homecraft Inc. is your leading provider of roof repair and window installation services. Give us a call at (302) 703-1109 or (610) 215-2562. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.