Window installation mistakes can be troublesome to fix, even when your contractor is willing to cover the repair costs. In today’s post, the local window and roofing contractors at Allstar Construction discuss the common installation mistakes that you don’t have to worry about when working with good replacement window installers.
Not Following Manufacturer Instructions
Installers who have received a little training often make the mistake of assuming that every replacement window is the same, also known as the “seen them once, seen them all” attitude. While windows may seem to have the same styles, the way they’re built vary between manufacturers. The way they’re supposed to be installed also vary from home to home. A common practice among amateur window installers is using whatever fastener is available, instead of the ones that came with the windows — this ultimately leads to leaking and rattling.
Trained window installers, on the other hand, take the time to learn a window manufacturer’s instructions. Window contractors with manufacturer certification can do you one better, as they have likely received training provided by the manufacturer.
Not Inspecting the Wall Framing
Pre-installation inspection doesn’t just apply to storm damage repair. A good replacement window installer will make sure that the wall framing — the part of the wall where the windows will be anchored to — is in good condition. Issues like moisture damage or construction errors need to be corrected to make sure the windows are airtight and will stay in place over its service life. Inexperienced installers often neglect inspections and go straight to installation.
Ignoring Building Codes
Building codes are implemented to make sure buildings are safe to live in. One of the most well-known codes that pertain to windows involves having at least one window of a certain size in every bedroom for emergency egress. Window contractors are responsible for making sure the new windows comply with such building codes; ignoring them would result in a costly do-over and even fines.
Allstar Construction is one of the leading home exterior renovation companies serving communities in Maple Plain. Give us a call at (763) 373-1066. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.