As you plan out your window replacement, you should be aware of the warranties that come with different window products. Their quality is only as good as the warranty, which is why some windows have better comprehensive coverage than others. Your new windows must also be installed properly by a trained professional to ensure that they stay intact throughout their expected lifespan.
Only a proper installation ensures you maximize their performance while enjoying their benefits. Most manufacturers won’t honor a window warranty if it wasn’t properly installed. When this happens, you’re forced to shoulder the window replacement costs even if they fall short of their serviceable lifespan. Here are some of the telltale signs of a bad window installation.
Crooked Window Installation
This is often spotted on windows that were recently installed. While they should both be beautiful and functional, it’s also just as important that they’re properly leveled. You should also look for gaps between the sill and frame as they can indicate the windows weren’t measured properly during the replacement process.
Messy Window Caulking
A professional window installation speaks for itself when done correctly and efficiently. Each component is properly installed and applied to ensure they perform perfectly. This includes the caulking, which should be smooth and even without any visible holes and gaps. But if the caulking looks uneven and patchy, this could be a sign that the installer did the job hastily or cut some corners during the replacement process.
Foggy Window Panes
Today’s windows have multiple glass panes filled and sealed with inert gas in between. They’re designed to work as a thermal barrier that helps retain indoor temperatures while protecting your home against the outdoor weather. Quality windows also improve your home’s energy efficiency. However, if they already look foggy after they were recently installed, it may be due to a bad installation job. The fog indicates the window seals were broken during the replacement process and moisture has seeped in between the glass panes.
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