Windows are one of the oldest design features. While they may have evolved in shape and size, the window has also been upgraded in efficiency. It is this particular feature in which a window upgrade has become a necessity. However, there are usually a few surprises that crop up during the installation process. These are the surprises to be prepared for when old windows are replaced with new ones.
If the measurements were not made by the company, there is a possibility that some of them could be off or completely wrong. While some small adjustments can be made during the Window Installation in Phoenix AZ, a large gap will require a reorder. These mistakes can add to the cost. The way to offset this surprise is to have the company measure and order the windows.
Water damage is common with older windows. The water can penetrate the sill and supports. This problem can really be seen when the window is removed. If the previous leakage has occurred or the damage hasn’t been fully inspected, the wooden beams may not be able to support the new window adequately. If this is the case, all of the wood around the frames will have to be replaced prior to installation. While the new window will be waterproof, water damage won’t disappear.
Some of the sidings may have to be removed as part of the Window Installation in Phoenix AZ. While it usually not a problem to replace it, there can be hidden surprises behind it. A lack of insulation, a bug invasion or water leakage could have gotten in behind the siding. Such issues may delay the restoration of the siding. Bug invasions should include the new window in the treatment plan. Even though this problem can be tackled after installation, the siding removal may bring these surprises to light.
Most window installations are a straight forward process. However, unpleasant surprises can be uncovered during the installation process. Some of these can be offset such as having the company make the measurement. Others can pop-up in an unexpected manner. Having a contingency plan will help to make certain that things can be repaired if issues arise. Contact The Window Depot for more information or to upgrade your windows.