What to Expect With Replacement Windows

By Nationwide Windows
Posted in Replacement Windows on July 28, 2014

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Thinking about a new home? There are many considerations. You probably love your current home and have installed replacement windows, siding and landscaping. There just isn't enough space for entertaining inside or out. It is becoming evident that you have outgrown your comfortable home and that even with all the work that has gone into this investment, you might need to start looking for something with a lot more space.

In looking for a new home, many potential buyers get caught up in new roofs, replacement windows and other purchases that they feel are deal breakers. If new homebuyers took a second and looked into things such as replacement windows, they would see just how easy it is to have a professional window replacement company install them.

First, you will need to locate reputable replacement window dealers in your area. Compare the type of windows offered, the quality of the product, the ease of installation, available warranties and how satisfied previous consumers are with the service provided. When your selection is made, you will want to make sure that the installer premeasured all of the windows that you are interested in replacing before they start the job.

It is important to know that, over time, windows often warp and shrink, so they should measure everywhere to be safe. They will want to use the same technique to measure the height of the window from the inside jamb to the inside window sill. The professional window installation company will undoubtedly make sure that exact measurements are in place when the replacement windows are ordered.

The next step after you had ordered the new windows and received your replacement windows is for the installer to take off the old sash and remove the jamb liner from the existing windows. This should be done one window at a time so that if they find a window that needs extra installation time, they don't leave your home open to the elements.

From here, they will prep the existing window frame and the area for the new window. They will add a new jamb liner, spray in a low expansion foam insulation to seal the area within the wall if any gaps are present and caulk the opening for the window to be placed. They will be installing your new windows before you know it.

The installation of the replacement window involves placing the window and fastening it in loosely at first. They will want to shim around the window making sure that they have a completely level replacement window. If the window is not completely level, they will you leave room for movement and air leaks. Once all the shims are in place, and the window is completely level, they will fasten all of the screws for permanent placement. That is it. They are done with your replacement window installation. Now all they need to do is caulk the inside frame and add a finish to the interior of the window. This finish can be paint or stain, but they cannot leave your windows without any sealing touches. If the installer leaves room for the window frame unsealed, your replacement windows will have a shorter lifetime than if it had been sealed.

Congratulations. You have just learned what to expect from a professional replacement window company.

Want to know more? Contact Nationwide Window and Siding today.

 

 

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