If you have had new windows installed in the past few years but are not sure if they were installed correctly, you may be rightly wondering if you have wasted your money. The sad truth is that not all companies are equipped to offer exceptional installation services. At Progressive Insulation & Windows we know that choosing the right windows if your windows are not installed correctly. Keep reading to learn about signs that they may not have been installed correctly. Then call us at (800) 500-6200 if you are considering replacement options.
There Are Gaps Between the Window Sill and Its Frame
When a window has been properly measured, it will fit in the window opening perfectly. If you can see that there are gaps between the window sill and the frame, then the window was not measured correctly. You will need to talk to the window manufacturer to find out what their policies are on returning a product that is not working due to contractor error.
You Are Dealing with Drafts or Water Damage
If your windows are closed then you should not have to deal with air or water getting through them. If you find that you feel a draft as you walk by a window, then there is a problem – either the door was not installed correctly or it is not closing correctly. This is more than annoying – drafts can lead to higher utility bills.
Likewise, if you are dealing with water damage then you could see significant costs associated with it. Signs include pooling water, visible mold on your windows, moldy or musty smells, and paint or wallpaper that has “bubbled”.
Your Windows Don’t Open or Close Properly
A window that has been installed correctly can open easily. If it was not measured or installed correctly, then there can be issues. If you find that your window sticks when you try to open it, or it feels “loose” as you open it, then you should take action right away. If it is an issue now, it is only going ot get worse. It may be under warranty.
What to Do About Windows That Don’t Open Correctly
First and foremost, talk to the company that installed your windows. They should information on who the manufacturer is and what your guarantee or warranty options are. If they cannot help then you may need to call the manufacturer yourself.
If it has been a few years since your windows were installed then you are likely not covered under any warranties. In this case, we strongly recommend having your windows replaced. You can reach Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 for a free assessment at your earliest convenience.