Window Replacement Flop: Signs of Poor Installation

Window Replacement Flop: Signs of Poor Installation

January 19, 2015

If your windows are too old, have become inefficient, or no longer filter out noise or protect your home from the elements, then this is the perfect time to replace them. Perhaps you are somewhat aware of the benefits of having new windows in Albany NY: how they can enhance the facade of your home, help reduce your energy consumption and bill, and increase comfort and keep you dry for a long period, among others.

However, poorly installed windows can lead to a swarm of inconveniences and damage. You probably think that having your windows installed by a DIY-expert friend or doing it yourself can save you a few dollars. Eventually, however, the installation job may cost more in the long run.

Trouble Opening or Closing
One of the most common indications of faulty installation is difficulty in opening or shutting the windows. It’s not because your window set is new and needs time to adjust. It may be because the measurements taken were inaccurate or the window material does not match or fit the opening.

Either way, it can be dangerous for anyone operating them. This is especially true for single- or double-hung windows where balance is necessary. Once the balance fails, one or the other sash can’t possibly hold up long and will slam shut. Don’t wait for this to happen. Get expert advice from your local experts at Huff ‘N Puff immediately.

Presence of Leaks and Drafts
Improperly installed windows can cause rainwater to leak into your interior walls. Aside from ruining the aesthetics of your home, leaks can result in bigger problems, such as mold and mildew growth, insect infiltration on your walls, and other health hazards.

Drafts, on the other hand, can cause the deformation of wood windows. Once this happens, it can make the window too tight or create gaps because of too much moisture exposure. Even the best windows let in small amounts of air, but not enough to be felt or noticed.

To ensure that you have the best windows in Albany installed, trust only professional contractors, like us at Huff ‘N Puff. We offer window replacements from Renewal by Andersen®, which are available in 37 color combinations, 11 hardware finishes, and various styles.

So for professional installation or other window replacement needs, leave the job to our factory-trained team. Give us a call today at (518) 688-1624 for those in the Capital Region and (845) 245-2630 for those in Hudson Valley.

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