Before You Spend A Single Dollar On A Window, You Should
Know That Over 90% Of A Window Installation Is What You Can’t See…
More Windows Have Failed Due To
“Bad Installations” Than For Any Other Reason.
Most homeowners put their trust in the fact that the company/contractor they are purchasing windows from is an expert and knows the right way to install their windows. But it’s a sad fact that many "window installers" ruthlessly cut their labor costs by hiring unskilled and untrained "laborers."
Many companies use “sub-contracted” labor to install the products they sell, especially the big box stores and it is not until “after-the-fact” that you, the homeowner, come to realize that the end-result is windows that are installed improperly and/or haphazardly.
We can't begin to tell you the number of homes where we have found windows to be improperly installed. The largest culprits:
- Failure to order the right sized window for the opening
- “Rip and Stick” installations
- Improperly installed or non-existent window flashing.
- Improperly installed or non-existent insulation.
Many installation problems revert back to the fact that someone didn’t order the right sized window in the first place. Guess what happens when the sub-contractor arrives on installation day and the window was ordered 2” too small for the opening, because the contractor was trying to save a few bucks by ordering a “standard size?” Here’s what happens….they “make it fit”. The result; windows that are ill-fitting, that will most likely have problems down the road with air and water infiltration.
The infamous “Rip-and-Stick,” in the window sales and installation industry, refers to the process where window installers simply “rip” the old window out and “stick” a new one into the existing frame, secure it with about 4 screws and a whole lot of caulking, and call it good.
To properly install a window--and thereby gain all of the insulating properties you're paying good money for--the entire window cavity has to be:
- meticulously stripped bare
- reconstructed where necessary
- insulated properly
- sealed into place using the correct materials including proper window flashing.
At Weber Windows, our crews are all direct employees to the company and are held to the strictest of standards. Any deviation from our proven installation practices is grounds for dismissal.
Our crews are fully trained and factory certified to make sure every window and door we sell is installed properly. We use the manufacturer’s recommended guidelines combined with the industry’s “Best Practices” to help guarantee the utmost durability and performance of your window and doors.
We are also one of the few home improvement companies that sponsor certification of our key employees through the InstallationMasters™ certification program.
Certification by InstallationMasters™ lets you know that the contractor has installation experience and has been trained on the proper techniques of installing windows and doors. The training also includes proper material selection, job site safety, protection of the homeowner's property, and quality control. We’re proud of our certification. This gives our customers great peace of mind, and it distinguishes Weber Windows from many other Kentucky window specialists or contractors.
Another important consideration: As an EPA “RRP Certified” firm, we follow the strict EPA guidelines if lead paint is present to protect you and your family.
We exclusively use Henkel WinTEQ installation materials and are certified by Henkel in the proper installation methods. When used for new construction installation this allows us to offer our customers a 15-year leak protection warranty from the manufacturer.
Bottom Line: At Weber Windows: It’s the Perfect Window Installed Perfectly.
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