When you get replacement windows in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, perhaps you took a lot of time to choose just the right windows—and that’s great, you should! But once the windows are chosen, they have to be installed. That’s the last part of the process and after that step, you should be able to enjoy your windows from there on out. However, if the windows are installed incorrectly, that can be a big problem…and you need to know the signs that point to the fact that this is the case. Here are a few things to watch for.
The Windows Leak Air Shortly After Installation
New windows are energy efficient and should be sealed tightly to your home. It makes sense that you felt leaks around your old windows, but once the new ones go in, there should not be any at all. If you still feel air coming through the windows, they were not installed correctly or there’s an issue with the windows themselves. Either way, it’s something you need to address right away.
You Can See Gaps In The Frames
New windows are supposed to match up to your house just right. You should never see any gaps and they should be flush against the house. If you see those gaps, something wasn’t done right and you need help from the professionals to figure out what went wrong with the installation.
The Windows Rattle And Make Noise
Perhaps your old windows rattled when the wind blew, but the new ones should not. If you still have such noises going on within your home, that’s not a good sign that the windows were put in properly.
They Are Hard To Operate
Part of the reason you might have gotten replacement windows in the first place was that your old windows wouldn’t open and close easily (or at all) any longer. When you get new windows, they are brand new and they should open like a dream—and close just as well. If you have issues operating them, they likely weren’t installed right and that’s not okay.
You Didn’t Have Pros Install Them
If you didn’t have professionals install your windows, you are opening the door to any of the above problems or, worse yet, all of them. You need absolute professionals to install your windows so you don’t have to worry about these signs of improper installation. Does having a professional installation cost more? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely, yes. New windows are an investment and it’s wise to think of them that way from beginning to end. The professional installation gives you guarantees behind the work and it also keeps any warranties that came with the windows good to go for the future.
When you are thinking about getting replacement windows in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, you will also have to think about how you are going to get them installed. The professionals at J. R. Door & Window Inc are here to help you with the process from start all the way through installation.