The Basics of Window Installation
Professional window installation is an essential part of transforming your home. The process begins with the contractors inspecting your windows and taking measurements that will help determine the best way to install them. These measurements include the width of the bottom, height on each side and height in the center. Then, the contractor will use these measurements to fit the window. They will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit. Then, the installer will seal and paint the window, ensuring that it matches your house's exterior and interior decor.
A professional window installer will be able to complete a 20-point checklist before beginning the installation. In addition to making sure the window unit is properly installed, the professionals will lay down a drop cloth to protect the walls and your home from debris. They will also use quality tools and materials to guarantee that the finished product meets all your expectations. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) also runs a training program called InstallationMasters. This program guarantees a quality installation and that the window installer has undergone the necessary training and passed a test to be a member.
The next step is to apply the shims. These shims should be placed about four inches from the top and bottom of the window. If there is no space between the two, then the top and bottom of the window may need to be pushed inward. Then, attach the shims. Some windows have dedicated holes for the jambs, and if so, insert the shims in these holes. You might need to nudge the jambs a bit with an Air Shim bag to make sure they are seated correctly.