Poor Window Installations

Poor Window Installations

You come home from a long day’s work, excited to see your new replacement windows are finally installed. But, you begin to notice that something isn’t quite right. Could it be your not use to them yet? Was your window installation done incorrectly? Are they the wrong windows? Things can get overwhelming for homeowners in this situation; Reliable Window and Siding is here to help. Take a look below and educate yourself on what to look for after poor window installation.

Wrong Size Windows

One thing that can go wrong when installing replacement windows is the size of the actual window that is being installed. If the window does not fit properly into the opening it will affect the up and down operation of the sash.

Opening and Closing Windows

This sort of problem can go undetected for a while. If the windows were installed during a cold season, the act of opening and closing windows would not be done often. Once the warmer weather moves in, it will become more clear on whether the windows were installed properly or not.

Window Cracks

There are many reasons why windows can crack. It could be done to poor installation, maneuvering the glass in the wrong way, or because of the drastic change in temperature between hot and cold. In either case, you deserve a refund or a new installation. Never be afraid of pointing out mistakes, it is your home and your investment.

Condensation Between The Panes Of Glass

When condensation is on your windows, it is completely normal. The problem comes when the condensation starts to appear in-between the panes of glass. If this occurs, the window has “seal failure”. Seal failure is when condensation appears in-between the 2 panes of glass. If this happens, the window sash is covered under the manufacturer warranty and you will receive a replacement.


After getting windows installed in your home, you feel a draft of cold air. These drafts are most noticeable in the winter season and is a clear indicator that the installation was not done correctly. Allowing drafts to continue can cost you big on heating and cooling — so make sure to get in contact with your local window contractor to address your concerns.

Messy Caulking

Caulking can get messy on application. It can be found on your windows and is used to seal gaps to keep out pests and weather elements. Therefore, when it is poorly applied onto your windows, it may not be able to do the job its intended to do. A sign of messy caulking is usually due to a rushed job and should always be addressed.


When a window is leaking, it can cause a lot of problems for your home. Leaking windows can create wet stains on your carpet and mold along the base of your walls. This is a sure sign the window installation was done poorly and needs to be addressed by your local window contractor.

Energy Consumption

An increase in the use of energy, whether it is heating or cooling, is likely caused by a poor window installation. Poorly installed windows create an easy way for heat to escape your home, leading to increasing utility bills. A homeowner usually begins to notice this change after its too late. Going around your home and inspecting for any drafts coming through your windows can save you thousands of dollars in repairs. Don’t wait until its too late.

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