Before You Spend A Single Dollar On New Windows and Doors… Know That Over 90% Of The Installation Is What You Can’t See.

More Windows Have Failed Due To “Bad Installations” Than For Any Other Reason.

3 examples of bad window installations

Before we talk about installation related items that can affect the performance of your windows, don't lose sight of other key factors that may not directly affect the performance of your windows, but can greatly affect the outcome of your satisfaction with the installation and product overall.

At Weber Windows we use our own employees (not subcontractors) to make sure that your home and belongings are secure and treated with the utmost care. There is peace of mind in knowing that the professionals installing your windows are covered by liability and worker's compensation insurance, background checked, and properly trained on the manufacturer's installation techniques.

Many companies may have "their own dedicated people" who perform installations, but that doesn't mean they are employees of the company. They are most often IRS Form 1099 subcontractors and are paid piecework. You should ask if they are compensated as W-4 employees or 1099 and always ask for a Certificate of Insurance for your specific job which outlines the levels of liability and workers compensation coverage.

There is a lot that goes into a window and even more that goes into an installation. Just look at how complicated a window really is and notice how much of a windows construction is what you can't see:

Anatomy of a Double-Hung Window

Unfortunately, some installers cut corners when it comes to the quality of the installation materials, (i.e. sealants/caulking, insulation, etc.) or just don't have the expertise to properly set and level your new windows to make sure that they function properly and keep mother nature from getting inside your home.

Sometimes the fault may lie with the person who measured your windows incorrectly and didn't order the right size, and the company, in order to save costs, directs the installation crew to "make it work".

Even a small gap in protection can have detrimental effects on the performance of your new windows and doors. A gap of just 1/8 of an inch can let in as much air as having a 2.4 inch wide hole in the wall.

Deflection of water is the number one priority of flashing.

If water cannot get into the building structure then there is no need for drainage or drying. In fact, for true “window professionals,” Drainage is solely a backup safety practice.

In other words, we install drainage as a “worst case scenario,” such as in the event that a wicked storm hits Kentucky, any water that happens to penetrate will simply “drain” away. This is extraordinarily important when you consider that we get quite a bit of rainfall here in Kentucky.

If water does happen to penetrate behind the flashing, then drying will assist the removal of moisture but this will depend on the dampness in the air and the weather.

For example, if the weather is predominantly wet over long periods, as can happen during torrential rainfalls (like it has in Kentucky during 2015 ) then the drying aspect will be very low and even negligible; thus only reaffirming the importance of installing flashing correctly.

That is why we do everything in our power to make sure that the window flashing is installed perfectly.

Because If Moisture Gets In Mold, Mildew, and Bacteria Growth Can And Will Occur Behind The Wall… Where You Can’t See It Until It’s Too Late.

Did you know that according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency mold growth can start to grow on damp surfaces in as little as 24 to 48 hours?

According to the same report, mold and mildew exposure can cause the following health problems:

  • Respiratory problems - wheezing, asthma attacks, etc
  • Nasal and sinus congestion or dry, hacking cough
  • Eye irritation - burning, watery, redness
  • Nose or throat irritation -sneezing fits, bloody noses
  • Skin irritations - rashes or hives
  • Nervous system - headaches, memory loss, mood changes
  • Aches and pains

The worst part, mold and mildew will continue to grow until steps are taken:

  • Eliminate the source of moisture, ie. Fix Your Windows
  • Eliminate the existing growth, ie. Extensive cleaning requiring respirators and if it’s over 25 sq. ft. it requires hiring a professional.
  • Eliminate rot and structural damage. Mold and mildew can cause rot and structural damage, often to the tune of thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars.

Do you really want to go with the “cheapest window” or the “cheaper installer?”

What Our Clients Are Saying

"Our experience with Weber Windows has been outstanding and we highly recommend them. From the time we met in the showroom until the installation team left our house, everything went smoothly and very professionally. The workers were here when they said they'd be and were very pleasant to interact with. Our rep made a trip out one day to see how things were going, and followed up with a phone call after installation was completed. If we ever need more window work, we will definitely contact them."

Mark W.

Tampa, FL

"If you need windows, look no further than Weber Windows! Could not be happier with my new windows and doors. I researched many companies and products, read all the reviews, and had 8 companies come and give presentations and estimates and ultimately chose Weber. I was impressed by the entire team at Weber from start to finish. The installation crew did a fantastic job. They were professional, careful of my home, and cleaned up after themselves. It was like they were never here except for I have beautiful new windows and doors. I can already tell a difference in the energy efficiency and quality. Thank you team! Very glad I chose Weber!"

Jen B.

Tampa, FL

"Weber replaced all of the windows in our home (9 total) a few months ago, and we’re very happy with our windows and the service we received. From our first meeting through the completion of the installation, we felt comfortable with everyone from Weber. The sales rep was friendly, knowledgeable, and he did not come off as pushy or over-eager to sell. The installation team worked carefully yet finished their work quickly. Our windows look great and have added a lot to our home. We’d go with Weber again in the future."

Mike H.

Tampa, FL

"The entire process from the estimate, subsequent questions I had, all the way to the actual installation was very professionally handled. All of the folks that I dealt with were friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend Weber Windows and especially the Marvin Fiberglass windows. All my family and friends have commented on how good the new windows look. They are the only company that I will call for the remaining windows in the house that will be replaced."

Gary L.

Tampa, FL

"Could not be happier with Weber Windows. The experience was fantastic from start to finish and I would highly recommend them if you’re considering window replacements/upgrades. They were professional, friendly, detail-oriented, and incredibly efficient – the team effort was quite impressive. Truly amazing and am so thankful with the finished product!"

Robin W.

Tampa, FL