One of the most critical aspects of window performance is the quality of installation. Without it, you can’t expect your new windows to function as intended. Local window company Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod shares the signs of bad window installation.
Gaps Between Sill and Frame
A typical window installation error involves the failure to seal the gaps between the window sill and frame. It indicates improper leveling, resulting in drafts, difficulty in operation, and other long-term problems.
Difficulty in Operation
You’re not supposed to exert too much effort when you open and close your windows. If you’re trying to open them but it remains stuck and refuses to shut, it is more likely that it was improperly installed. In this situation, you need to bring this to the contractor’s attention.
Uneven Window Seals
You can immediately tell if your windows weren’t installed right by the messy and uneven caulking around them. A reputable window contractor will make sure the seals look pleasing and functional. In other words, the caulk should provide long-term protection against leaks and drafts.
Condensation Between Glass Panes
If you notice your window fogging up between the glass panes, it could mean that the installers didn’t do a good job installing it. Odds are high that the window seal was compromised during installation, and when this happens, your window loses its insulating properties.
At Renewal by Andersen, we believe that the craftsmanship we put into our product would mean little without a professional installation. When you leave your window replacement project in the hands of our experienced and certified installers, you can expect your replacement windows to last long and contribute to lowering heating and cooling costs.
Ready to experience our installation process? Give us a call at (508) 205-1200 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod and the surrounding communities.