When it comes to your home’s structure, nothing is more important than windows. The windows in your house are responsible for letting natural light and fresh air into your home, but they also serve as a barrier between you and the outside world. If a window isn’t installed properly or isn’t well-maintained over time, it can compromise the strength of your walls or roof and make your home less comfortable. So why should you invest in proper replacement window installation?
Getting the Right Size
One of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing replacement windows is not getting the right size. Having the wrong size window can mean several problems, including:
- It won’t be comfortable to open or close.
- If you’ve ever had to wrestle with a particularly stubborn wooden window, or struggled to hold open an old metal one that was too stiff and stuck in place, then you know what we’re talking about. These kinds of nuisances are annoying enough on their own; they become downright frustrating if they happen every time you want to let some fresh air into your home.
- It won’t fit properly onto its tracks.
- Another problem caused by having mismatched sizes is that it can make it difficult—or even impossible—to get your replacement windows installed correctly on their tracks (which will require extra work by an installer). Having mismatched dimensions also means that some parts may stick out further than others when installed. This can look unsightly and lead to paint chipping off over time due to wear and tear from wind pressure blowing against them daily. Awareness of this potential issue ahead of time helps avoid any unnecessary headaches later down the road!
Maintaining Airtight Seals
When installing replacement windows, it’s important to ensure you’ve done a thorough job sealing up the house. Don’t forget to check around the window frame and make sure all of your caulking has been applied properly. Also, examine each lock on your windows and ensure it’s working correctly—you don’t want any air leaks! Finally, don’t forget about those screens! They may seem like an afterthought, but they’re important for keeping out drafts and insects alike.
Are you having trouble getting all four sides of one frame sealed properly? Try using generous amounts of tape when installing new sash locks or other hardware components (like weather stripping). This is a temporary measure before finalizing anything permanently in place with screws or other fasteners.
Aligning the Window Properly
Aligning a window properly is important for several reasons. First, it’s vital that the window be level so that water doesn’t leak into your new home and cause damage. Aligning your new windows will ensure that all of them are at the same level and that water won’t pool on one side of a wall or ceiling.
Second, if you don’t align your windows properly, you could end up with gaps between panes in your new glass installation. These gaps can look unsightly and become an entry point for pests such as spiders and cockroaches.
Finally, if you’re not careful during installation, you might end up installing some windows upside down! You wouldn’t want to see something like this happen after working hard to install them correctly, so take care when installing any replacement windows, so they don’t turn out wrong!