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In certain instances, the art of window installation has been reduced to simply tossing the device into an opening and nailing it in place with roofing nails through the nailing flange. This is a phenomenon I see all too often, and I can assure you that the end user can never benefit from the true output scores of the window if it is installed in this manner. It is my goal to ensure that the person installing the window is well-versed in the installation instructions so that the end user gets what I have promised.Do you want to learn more? Visit CVP Windows & Doors

On the installation board, there are three main things.

  1. Create a rough opening: A level is required; I know this seems obvious, but the framer I saw did not use one. To ensure that these units were mounted properly, an eyeball line-up technique was used. The opening must be plum, square, level, and parallel to the ground. Individual members of the construction should not be twisted. For optimal performance, the sill plate underneath the device must be perfectly level. The opening must also be correctly flashed.
  2. Caulking with Sealant: Regardless of the perimeter sealing technique used, the following steps must be followed: When the nailing fin is needed on clad units, a 3/16″ bead of sealant must be applied along the head and sides of the valley formed by the frame and nailing fin, ensuring that the corner pads are properly sealed to the frame.
  3. Shims: I’m seeing a lot less of these these days. While assisting our installed insulation department a few years ago, it became clear that there was a problem. I was in charge of putting insulation around the walls. The main thing I found was that none of the window openings had shims. This was not just one house; it was each and every one of the homes we insulated. What exactly is the issue here? To begin, most double-hung units need shims between the side jamb and the check-rail rough opening. The manufacturer can void the warranty if these shims are missing. The following is an excerpt from a collection of instructions I recently retrieved from a vinyl window. Shims can be used to ensure that the building’s motions are not transmitted to the window. No shims, no guarantee, as you would expect.

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