When you get replacement windows, it is essential to make sure your contractor installs them correctly for optimal performance. Improperly installed windows can make your home uncomfortable with drafts and can contribute to energy loss with your system working twice as hard to keep your home’s temperature consistent.
Here are a few signs to look out for when getting new windows installed:
- Gaps between the windowsill and frame: Windows should fit perfectly in-between the windowsill and frame, so a gap means the measurements are off. Proper measurements are essential to installing a window or else gaps will let in drafts and unwanted weather elements.
- Trouble operating: Your windows should be easy to open and close. If you struggle to open or close your windows every time you use them – especially after just getting new ones – faulty installation could be the reason why.
- Uneven or poor caulking: Caulking is what seals your windows and keeps them in place. If the caulking job on your windows is sloppy and uneven, your installer was probably lacking patience and did not complete the job correctly, so your windows won’t be as efficient.
- Water damage: Poorly installed windows tend to collect water damage because they are not sealed correctly. If your windows leak when it rains, or water stains are left on the walls around them, chances are your windows were not installed correctly.
- Lack of warmth: If drafts are getting into your home, or it’s unnecessarily cold around your windows, this could mean there are gaps or poorly sealed areas around your windows. Your home should be heated in the colder months, but with improperly installed windows, you will lose heat.
Proper window installation is crucial to when getting new windows. Otherwise, you’ll end up spending more money on repairs and energy loss. At Mr. Rogers Windows, our expert staff are Certified Master Installers that measure with precision for high-quality craftsmanship and proper installation. You can trust us to expertly install your new replacement windows and get the job done right.