While it does not usually happen that often, there have been plenty of instances of “window nightmares”. That’s right. It’s those cases where the window installation process has been so bad that it has caused a nightmare. Here are four of the worst you could imagine.
- Water is leaking into the home
When it is raining, and you notice that the inside of your home is wet, but the windows are closed, you know you’ve had a bad installation process. In some cases, it’s been so bad that homes have flooded. Water leaking into your home indicates that there is a problem with the exterior caulking and it is not sealed tight enough. You will have to get it resealed again.
- Windy windows
Notice that there is a draft coming into your home? Are your windows closed but the fresh wind is still coming in? This is a case of ‘windy windows’ which means that either the poor design of the window or the loose weatherstripping is causing the wind to sneak into your home.
- The whole window falls out!
Yes, it has happened! There have been cases where the window frames are not properly installed, and it is so loose that the whole window falls out. It is a rare example of a nightmare, but it has happened in the past. In most cases, it is because the caulking was not correctly placed across the window frames.
- The panel of glass isn’t attached properly
While not necessarily the fault of the window installer (it can be because the manufacturer didn’t do the job right), a panel of glass that isn’t attached correctly can slip off. So when there is too much pressure – in the case of winds or hand-held pressure, the glass panel has fallen out! That is going to leave you with broken glass everywhere, which is a nightmare to manage.
How To Avoid Window Installation Nightmares
The simple answer to avoiding any window installation nightmares is to hire the best window company in Calgary. To do that, research their previous work, read reviews and ask for references. This way you will get a good idea if their installation does the job for you.
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