Replacement windows in Vista, CA are only as good as their installation. This means you can pay for top of the line windows, but they will not do you any good if they are not properly installed. New windows require precise measurement, special training, and the right tools. And because window installation is such meticulous work, it is not a home improvement you can leave to just anybody. If you do, you might start to notice any one of the following signs if faulty window installation:
Out of Level
One obvious indication that windows were not properly installed is if they are askew. For windows to balance and drain properly they need to be installed on level. If you think your window tilts to one side, pull out a level and measure. The installers probably didn’t shore it up properly and double-check it before using the insulation.
Sticky Window Operation
You need your windows to open smoothly, not just for convenience but also for safety. So if your newly installed windows are sticky or take some muscle to open, it might be because of poor installation. You can try cleaning and lubricating the track, but it may not solve the problem.
Messy caulk is easy to spot and a common sign of poor installation. It generally means installers didn’t take enough time to apply the sealant carefully. The result could be leaky windows that allow both air and water inside. And if the gaps are not sealed up problems will only get worse with time.
Windows should fit perfectly in the opening. As you would guess, any gaps can be extremely problematic and they usually mean the measurements were wrong.
Condensation between the Panes
Modern windows have inert gas sandwiched between the panes on insulated glazing units (IGUs). It has more density than air to slow down heat transfer. But if a seal is broken or a window cracks the inert gas leaks out and gets replaced with normal air and can cause fogging between the panes. If you notice this on your new windows it means something happened during transport or installation that compromised the seals on the window.
Water leaking into the home is a big problem, and it doesn’t always show up in the form of a puddle. Initially, you might only see discoloration, peeling wallpaper, or slight mold growth. But as the problem progresses you might see soft or warping drywall or other types of structural damage. You will want to get to the source of the leak as quickly as possible so you can make repairs.
These are just some of the reasons why it is so important to hire professional installation when you get replacement windows in Vista, CA. Pelican Replacement Windows is a full service window company that focuses on serving the customer first. Our team of installers is knowledgeable and efficient. You can count on them to get the job done right. To schedule a consultation call us at (760) 598-6422 or visit us at 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, CA 92081.