Replacement Window Installation Day
Factory Trained Window Technicians
Replacement window installation day arrives!
Our factory certified window crew arrives and begins the process by checking all of the new replacement window measurements against the openings in the home before any old windows are removed. The team also inspects each window for any imperfections. Imperfections can include:
Once the measurements are verified and the windows have been assessed and no issues are present the installation truly begins.
Types of Windows that are Removed
Generally, regardless of what type of window is being removed, the technician will first remove the old storm windows (if applicable), window sashes and screens first.
Once the individual components have been removed from the old windows, the next part of the window to be taken out is the existing window mainframe. After removing the window mainframe, there is varying amounts of dust and debris that must be removed depending on the age of the home, the size of the opening and the type of material that is in the existing window.
Once the opening is clear of the old existing window our installation team cleans the window opening so that it is free of any debris prior to insertion of the new replacement window. This ensures a tight fit as the window was measured and intended to be. Cleaning the opening also allows the foam sealant to properly expand in the cavity and seal the new window from air leakage. Caulking also performs better when it is applied to a dry, clean surface.
Next, we install an exterior capping package made from a special maintenance-free material that is carefully measured and formed to completely seal the outside trim around the window.
The installation crew then uses a high quality replacement window caulk that is specially formulated for exterior use in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Finally, we use an acrylic caulk on the inside of the home to further seal your new replacement windows as well as finish the installation process neatly and professionally.
Capping is intricately measured and cut to overlap and seal windows. High quality cualk finishes the job.
Window installation projects require the removal of several different types of existing window materials.
Installing replacement windows into a clean opening is key to a professional job that is sealed from the elements.
The key to securing the window is making sure that it is level and operations properly.
Low expansion foam seals the window and prevents unecessary air leakage.
Building Performance Institute
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Having your home evaluated by Hometrust is a great way to identify your next home improvement project.
Certifications earned through the Building Performance Institute demonstrate our ability to:
- Find air leakage points around your home.
- Show you steps to improve energy efficiency.
- Use science to guide improvements to comfort.
- Educate you how to tighten your building's shell.
- Learn about these opportunties before it is too late.
- Provide a unique perspective on your home's overall performance.
- Determine the root cause of any problems.
- Assess current insulation effectiveness.
- Measure air flow.
- Evaluate windows, doors, siding and roofing.
- Put you in complete control of the outcome.