Choosing the right kind of window company for your window replacement is incredibly important because the quality of the window installation will determine how long your new windows last and how well they perform. Here are the three mistakes good window installers don’t make.
Allowing Poor Flashing Adherence
Flashing is important because it helps keep the window weathertight. A good window installer will remove dust and debris, and wipe off moisture from the window sills and the weather resistant barrier because this can improve the adherence of flashing membranes and tapes. They will also use the right kind of tapes and membranes depending on the current weather.
Not Creating a Back Dam
Not using a back dam can allow water to reach the wall cavity and the interior of your building. An experienced window company can make a back dam using a thick bead of sealant or with a strip of wood. As an expert in window installation, we don’t recommend skipping this step if you want to prevent moisture problems.
Not Following Manufacturer Instructions
All windows share similar installation procedures, but a responsible window company doesn’t use a one-size-fits-all approach. Most windows have unique requirements that are based on field testing and laboratory testing. Simply put, manufacturers provide precise installation instructions that can maximize their products’ performance. A good window installer needs to follow these instructions.
You can rely on BSR for all of your window replacement, roof repair and other exterior home improvement needs. We have over a century of experience, and we work with some of the most passionate and experienced craftsmen in the industry. We are a five generation family business, and we are known for our superior workmanship. Our company serves many communities, including Ithaca, NY. Call us at (607) 722-7221 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.