Window and Door Installation Process...

 1. Site Setup...

The first step involves setting up the work area. Drop cloth floor coverings and plastic poly coverings are used to protect the work area from materials and debris. We provide all the materials needed.

2. Removing Interior Trim...

Next, the existing interior trim is carefully removed or drywall is cut back to the original framing. This is so that the area can properly be insulated with maximum high performance expanding foam, adding insulation value, saving heating costs for you down the road.

 3. Removing Exterior Trim & Window Removal...

Similarly to step 2, only on the exterior of the home, trim, shutters, etc. are removed or existing siding may need cut back so the window or door can be cleanly removed. The window or door frame is then carefully removed.

 4. Cleaning...

The third step involves thoroughly cleaning and inspecting the window or door cavity. The rough opening is cleaned and any foreign debris is removed. An inspection takes place to check for any tarnish, rot, mold, or other signs of defect to the area that may not be seen until the window or door is removed. Homeowners are notified if any of the above exists and steps are taken to fix any deterioration.

 5. Caulking/Sealants/Water Proof Membrane...

A heavy duty self-adhered waterproof membrane is installed around the perimeter of the rough opening.  A complete silicone caulking bed is also applied against the exterior sheathing where the brick mold meets, to create a tight seal once the window or door is installed.

6. Installation...

The new windows or doors are installed with all necessary levelling and shimming, leaving approximately 3/8” to 1” of space around the entire window for insulation purposes. The space left depends on the levelling of the new window against the existing rough opening.

 7. Window Attachment...

All windows and doors are screwed in around the frame of entire window or door. This allows for expansion and contraction of the product over the seasons and years, without compromising the integrity and durability of the product.

8. Finishing...

Interior Finishing...

1. The entire cavity between the nailing flange and drywall is filled with Low Expansion High Performance foam.  

2. The chosen interior trim is installed to all four sides of the window with a finishing nailer.  Nail holes are filled and mitres are glued and sanded. This process minimizes any separation of the window to the trim, due to expansion and contraction causes be weather fluctuations.  A second application of fill and light sanding by homeowner is recommended before painting.

3. An interior dap caulking is applied where necessary, where the trim meets the window frame, for a stronger/tighter seal.

4. The interior trim will need to be painted or varnished by the homeowner.  Our installers will do their best to cover the existing paint line around the window or door however this may not be possible and minor crack filling and paint touch ups may be required by the homeowner.  This is common when replacing older style windows and doors with new windows and doors due to differences in the fabrication that varies from supplier to supplier.

 Exterior Finishing...

1.  All needed drip caps and J channels are applied. (They prevent moisture from collecting around the window). All windows receive new upper drip flashes to match the exterior finish of the home.

2. Azec, a maintenance free water proof pvc buildout, may be required and installed around all four sides of the window.

​3. Rubber based silicone caulking is applied where needed – between clad finish and window, and on the exterior finish against stucco/siding.

4. Cleaning of exterior area under and around the window is completed. Any debris is removed.

5.  Any exposed areas on the windows or doors that are primed only and not vinyl cladded will need to be painted by the homeowner within 45 days for warranty purposes.

 Helpful Recommendations for Homeowners..

  • If you are planning to keep or reuse your existing blinds, it is helpful to take them down prior to installation if possible.
  • Try to leave a reasonable work area inside and outside the house where the windows are being installed.
  • Remove or take down valued items that may be disturbed during the installation process or that may be sensitive to dust or vibration.
  • Please inform us of any alarm or security systems you may have and notify your security company that an installation is scheduled to take place. Any recommended procedures for working with security systems can be adhered to within reason.
  • Dust may be present due to removal and installation of the trim, doors, and windows, etc.  Although the installer will do their best to contain it, dust is composed of microscopic particles that will become airborne.  A fine layer of dust can gather in parts of your home far away from the construction area.  Even though we protect the work area dust may travel throughout the house.  Please ensure all sensitive items such as computers, paintings, etc. are protected.  Closing of doors to areas that are not in the work area will help minimize the dust as well.
  • Once we are finished with the installation of the windows and doors you will still have a bit of “work” to do.  Final touches that are beyond the scope of work such as painting of trim and primed areas, installation of your blinds, if present, and moving back of furniture, etc. that was cleared from the work areas.   Please remember to paint any primed areas within 45 days for warranty purposes.
  • We are here to be of service and services such as painting, etc. can be added to the scope of work with a simple change order form.  If a quote is required on any addition work please let us know and we would be happy to do so.
  • Please let us know how we can make your installation more comfortable for you. 
  • If you have any additional question about the window and door installation procedure please contact us. We would be happy to answer them.

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