Some homeowners might think that the window’s quality tells the whole story. However, they shouldn’t forget how important it is that the windows are installed properly as well. After all, a correctly installed window ensures that they perform at their very best. Unfortunately, there are contractors who don’t carry out their duties properly and end up installing your new windows incorrectly.
Here are three signs that your window contractor has done a poor installation job.
Your windows may appear properly installed at first, but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that there are some gaps present. This happens when your window installer made inaccurate measurements of your window opening. Contact your window manufacturer if you’re under a warranty for product returns due to a contractor error. Otherwise, contact a reliable window installer to seal the gaps with caulk or spray foam.
Hard to Operate
A newly installed window should be simple enough to operate. However, if you find out that your windows are difficult to operate, or won’t even move at all, then your contractor must’ve deviated from the manufacturer’s instructions. Don’t hesitate to contact your local window expert to assist you with the issue as this can cause more problems if left unattended.
A fresh set of windows should have no drafts at all to increase your home’s energy efficiency. With all the stringent quality control and safety standards set for window manufacturers, they should be able to withstand a significant amount of weathering from exterior elements. However, this isn’t the case if they’re installed incorrectly. One dead giveaway is feeling a draft from a newly installed window. If this issue persists, this will make your living space feel uncomfortable and inefficient. Call your window specialist immediately to resolve this issue.
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