Even if you get the most expensive, energy-efficient windows available in the market, if they are not properly installed, then they will be of little use. By not hiring a professional installer for your gorgeous new windows, you’re potentially pouring your hard-earned money down the drain. If that isn’t bad enough, an improper window installation can even damage your home by allowing water to leak into your walls. If you’re not sure whether or not your windows were installed properly, here are three signs that indicate that they weren’t.
It doesn’t take a window expert to know that gaps in your windows are definitely a bad thing and is a sure sign of an incompetent or lazy installer. Check to see if there are gaps between the frame and the windowsill.
2. Water Damage
Good windows are meant to keep the weather outside. Moisture seepage around your windows will lead to a bunch of problems, such as mold and growth, chips in the paint or even structural damage. With a poorly installed window, even a light drizzle can be a major issue. If you notice the area around your windows getting wet, contact a professional right away.
3. Operational Failure
Another way to tell if your windows weren’t properly installed is if they are difficult to open or close. The operation of a window, whether or not it’s brand new, should be effortless. Needless to say, a window that doesn’t open or close properly is next to useless. If your windows become stuck midway through opening or closing or won’t budge at all, bring it to the attention of the company who installed it.
When you hire Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle to install your windows, you won’t have to worry about any of the problems listed here. In fact, you won’t need to worry about anything at all (except for jealous looks from your neighbors!) For all your window-related needs, give us a call at (206) 777-0954, or fill out our contact form to set up your free appointment today.