Thursday, January 9, 2014

How to Inspect the Quality of a Superior Window Replacement

Replacing the windows in the home is a task that has many benefits attached to it. When you use high-quality Certainteed Windows, you can be certain that you are going to receive better energy efficiency and higher levels of overall comfort for yourself and your family. When you have the windows replaced in the home with Certainteed Replacement Windows, however, it is still important for you to inspect the work to ensure that it was done properly. This will help to guarantee that you will get the maximum energy efficiency out of the new windows. It will also help the installation to retain its durability.

The first thing that you should do when you have the windows placed in your home is to check the working order of each window independently. They should open and close easily, without catching at any point throughout the process. If you have windows that tilt, make sure that they also work properly in that regard as well. If there are any issues with the way the windows work, it is either a problem with the installation or a problem with the unit.

It is also a good idea to do a visual inspection on the seal of the window. No window is going to fit perfectly into the opening, so it is necessary for the installation crew to seal the edges. There should be no visible cracks or gaps in the sealant. Any flaw in the seal around the window will drastically reduce the energy efficiency of the unit.

Remember, you are going to have to live with this work for many years to come. By checking the quality of the installation immediately after the windows are installed, it is more likely than any problems are going to be caught and fixed right away.
Paul Doh is a professional home architecture specializing in green homes construction. To learn more about the author, connect with him on Google+. Sources collected for this article can be found at

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  1. we're thinking actually of also replacing our windows, but still have not researched enough yet, thanks for this post, I am reminded. :)


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