Installation and Performance
AIR-TITE windows and doors are manufactured to provide industry-leading performance and beauty, and are installed by an experienced Trained AIR-TITE installer to ensure they work properly. Windows and doors must be installed square and level, with a proper water barrier.
They should also be correctly sealed, anchored and insulated properly to protect from water an air infiltration around the frame. Failure to install your windows and doors with all of these requirements will keep your windows from performing at their highest levels and giving you all the great benefits you desire.
Improper installation can cause issues with:
- Thermal Performance
* A major reason you may be replacing your windows and doors is to get improved thermal performance and lower energy bills. You want to keep the heat from your furnace and cool from your air conditioner in your home where it belongs. Not insulating adequately and properly around the frame will allow drafts to enter into your home. Improper installation of your windows and doors can cause stress on the frame and sash, allowing energy loss around the frame and loss of the window seal.
- Air Infiltration
*Your AIR-TITE windows and doors play a key role in keeping you safe and comfortable even on the breeziest day. Air infiltration causes cold drafts and temperature differences within a room, which frequently causes the thermostat to be set higher or lower, so that the average temperature is at the desired level. Sealing and properly insulating the perimeter of the frame will help keep stubborn drafts from sneaking in around the window. Also, ensuring the window closes and seals itself properly is an important step in the installation process.
- Wind Loads
* No matter where you live, your home may be exposed to a variety of weather elements. You expect your new windows and doors to stand up to the challenge and protect you and your home. An improperly anchored window or door may move within the rough opening or become mis-aligned causing poor operation, or in severe cases, permanent damage. Your new AIR-TITE Window has been engineered to perform under the
Installation is important to ensure y
our windows and doors can perform efficiently. Discuss the installation process with your AIR-TITE representative so you can learn and make the best installation decision for your home.