Quality materials are not the only ingredient of an effective window unit. The actual skills used during installation are also essential when aiming for optimal window performance. Shoddy workmanship by an amatuer contractor can result in a number of safety risks and costly repairs. Cracking, rotting, and mold buildup are only some of the signs that your windows were not properly installed.
Hiring an experienced exterior or roofing contractor goes a long way, and here are the reasons why:
Window installation is not only for improving natural ventilation and letting natural sunlight in. It is also done to keep harsh weather conditions out of your home. A correctly installed window forms a successful water barrier between the window frame and the wall. If the components of your window are loose, water will leak into your living space, causing cracks and bigger gaps. A window with high moisture content can also affect the structural integrity of your home and health of your family.
Expert roofers will install windows that complement the air barrier of the walls. This meticulous detail is highly critical because even the smallest cracks around the window frame can lead to unwanted energy or heat loss. Skillfully installed windows play a significant factor in reducing heating and cooling costs, potentially saving you thousands of dollars throughout the year.
One of the reasons why homeowners replace their old windows is condensation between window panes. This occurs when the seal breaks due to improperly handled installation process. When a window seal fails, humid air can seep between the panes and make the glass cloudy. Moisture in the air also leads to condensation on cold surfaces, beginning the rotting stage of many wood materials, like the frame.
Planning to give your home a remodel? Howard Roofing & Home Improvements is here to assist you. We offer a wide range of professional exterior services such as window installation and roofing replacement. Call us at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation with one of our specialists. We serve clients in and around St. Charles, MO.