Welcome to Ameritech Construction Corporation, the premier full-service window contractor for Greater Washington DC. We are 5-star rated, fully insured, and have been in the business for over 40 years. We value quality, craftsmanship, and customer service above all else.
At Ameritech Construction Corporation, we understand that window installation is a daunting task. Even experienced contractors face challenges due to the inherent complexities of the process. It is important to understand the common mistakes that can be made during window installation in order to ensure the quality and performance of the windows. Today, we will discuss the 9 Most Common Window Installation Mistakes.
9 Most Common Window Installation Mistakes
The most common window installation mistakes can be broken down into three categories: incorrect sizing, poor craftsmanship, and improper installation. Let’s take a look at each one.
The first mistake that can be made during window installation is incorrect sizing. This includes:
- Wrong size rough opening
- Wrong size jambs
- No back slope
It is important to make sure the rough opening and the jambs are the correct size in order to ensure that the window fits correctly. For proper air flow, a back slope is also necessary.
Another common mistake made during window installation is poor craftsmanship. This includes:
- Poor flashing adherence
- Not sealing the nailing fins
- No back dam
It is important to ensure that the flashing is properly adhered to the window frame, that the nailing fins are sealed, and that a back dam is installed.
The last common mistake made during window installation is improper installation. This includes:
- Not ensuring a watertight seal
- Not properly caulking the window frame
- Not properly shimming the window
It is important to make sure a watertight seal is achieved, that the window frame is properly caulked, and that the window is properly shimmed to ensure the window is level and plumb.
At Ameritech Construction Corporation, we understand the importance of proper window installation and strive to ensure the highest quality of craftsmanship. With our experienced team of professionals and years of experience, you can rest assured that your window installation project will be done right. Contact us today to get started!