Our homes are our refuge, and over the past year, we have spent an enormous amount of time stuck inside, for better or for worse. In that time, you have probably noticed quite a few projects around your home to tackle, but not all projects should be attempted without a professional. When it comes to window installation, in order to get the most out of your new windows, you need to choose the right installer for the job. Trying to take this project on can be a DIY nightmare and leave your home drafty or even open to the elements. Here at LEI Home Enhancements, we specialize in providing industry-leading windows and installing them masterfully. If you are interested in having new windows installed in your home, skip the hassle and the headaches and contact us today. Here are a few things that can go wrong if your windows are installed improperly.
One of the most noticeable issues that can occur from improper window installation is a drafty interior to your home. A great set of energy-efficient windows can easily help you save hundreds on your bills every year, but if you don’t have them installed properly, you could be throwing away those savings. There may be visible signs of your windows being installed poorly like gapping, poor sealant work, or even uneven windows. If the areas around your windows are excessively cold in the winter or hot in the summer, your installer may not have done the best job.
Although all windows will begin to show signs of age after a while, a clear sign of a poor installation is if you see large amounts of fog or mold building up in your windows. Fog in between the panes of your window is a sign that the sealant has begun to break down or has been critically damaged. This can happen from installers being too rough with their tools or not taking the time to properly install sealant.
One of the worst issues that can come from an improperly installed window is water damage. Leaky or poorly installed windows can allow water to pour into your walls without you knowing about it until it is much too late. This water can cause black mold, which is extremely dangerous to inhale and can critically weaken the framing of your walls. Excessive water damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair, so make sure that when you are installing new windows that you are choosing a company that you can trust.
Save yourself time and money this year by getting your new windows installed by the elite team here at LEI Home Enhancements. Our team will happily come out to assess your windows to make sure that you get the perfect product for your home all while being comfortably within your budget. Find your local LEI Home Enhancements team to get started today.