What should you expect from your Window installer? Once you've signed your contract and agreed on a quality window that fits into you budget, the most important things for your long term satisfaction are all in the hands of the window installer. We'll examine the responsibilities below. If you are looking for the most affordable and highest quality window installers in Boston and eastern Massachusetts, please call us today or simply fill out our request a free estimate form at the top of this page.
Your window installer should come out and custom measure each window to be replaced. They can either measure the rough opening size or tip to tip window size. When the window installer places the custom order with the manufacturer. Make sure any accessories are finalized by then such as interior grids. They cannot be added later on properly.
On the day of installation, the window installer should carefully remove the stops and old windows. The weights should be removed and the window installer should insulate the very small gap between the window frame and rough opening ( often 1/4th inch or less ) as well as insulating the weight cavities. The window installer should dispose of the old windows, seal and caulk the exterior and cover the exterior trim if desired. The window installer should replace the stops and the new window is complete. One of the new requirements starting in 2011 is that a true window installer should be lead paint trained and certified. All proper precautions should be taken for install and clean up.
Make sure not to use an unlicensed or untrained, or uncertified window installer. The fines are massive and risks to your family are not worth it. Make sure your window installer pulls a permit as well.