Many of our clients here at Old West Windows & Doors ask us what to expect when they are replacing their residential windows or doors.We compiled an installation procedure to help you understand the process.
The process really begins with the first phone call. We setup a time to come to your home and discuss your needs and how our services can help. We discuss price ranges and products and once we feel we’ve gotten to know your needs we will quote an installation job.
Once you have decided on the product and received a quote from us we schedule a time with you to complete the installation.
From there the procedure looks like this:
The first step involves setting up the work area. Drop cloth floor coverings, cloth running tracks, plastic polly coverings and plywood hardwood floor coverings are used to protect the area from materials and debris. We provide all the materials needed.
Next, the existing interior trim is carefully removed and 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.
Similarly to step 2, only on the exterior of the home, trim is removed or cut back of existing stucco or siding so the window can be cleanly removed.
The window frame is then carefully removed.
The third step involves thoroughly cleaning and inspecting the window 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 affect to the area. Homeowners are notified if any of the above exists and steps are taken to fix any deterioration.
A complete silicone caulking bed is applied against the exterior sheathing where the nail flange or brick mold meet, to create a tight seal once the window is installed. (A flange is a funny word for the lip that is created to allow for a product to be adhered or fit to another). Flange installation means the window product is installed and attached directly to the structure of the home.
The new windows 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.
All window flanges or brick moulds are screwed in approximately every 6-10” around the entire window. This allows for expansion and contraction of the product over the seasons and years, without compromising the integrity and durability of the product.
If you have any additional question about the window installation procedure please contact us. We would be happy to answer them.
It's been 3 years from start to finish working with Old West Windows and Doors to have all windows replaced . They are professional, on time and did first rate work through all aspects. Their crew knows what they are doing, clean up afterwards and are courteous, going the extra mile...
Terry - De Winton
I waited to write this review to see how the windows & workmanship would be after 1 year of use. The windows are triple low E glazing and frames are fibreglass. Well on a rating of 10, I give 10 for the installation, followup and the product. I would recommend these people to anyone who wants good service who back their products.
After a competitive evaluation of three potential suppliers we chose Old West Windows and Doors to replace 11 windows in our home. We were very impressed with Rick's knowledge and experience as well as the excellent reviews of his company. Kyle and his crew of installers did a first class professional and timely job taking care to minimize any disruptions.
Great service, great price, professional and knowledgeable installers. Installers worked on an extremely cold January day and took the time to explain how windows work and asked if we had any questions before they left for the day. Will recommend to others and use them again without hesitation for our future window needs.
We have been completely satisfied in dealing with Old West to replace our windows and have had previous windows replaced with them as well. Always efficient and dependable! We love our new windows!!
Service and Quality are what Old West Windows and Doors provided for the installation of 10 windows on our main floor. Now the cold weather has arrived I cannot believe what a difference these new windows make. I found this companies name on Home Stars and they truly deserve the high star rating they presently have.
I couldn't be happier with Old West from start to finish. I had three estimates and Old West was very competitive. What impressed me the most and made me choose Old West was the professionalism and customer service from the first time I called to request an estimate. I'm so glad I chose Old West because of their professionalism and quality of work.
We replaced 5 old windows in our century home with white vinyl casements. Rick was very patient with us as we shopped around and tried to make a decision and always responded to emails quickly. He was also able to speed up the installation with an earlier than planned date and Jeremy and his great team of quiet and tidy installers completed the job in a single day.
We were very pleased with Old West Windows & Door Ltd. right from the start to finish. We can honestly say that our experience with Old West was the most amazing and satisfying contract work we have ever had done. We would recommend Old West to anyone who is contemplating replacing windows in their home.
Very pleased with the entire process! As indicated in previous reviews, Rick is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He works with you to find the best window options that will meet your needs without any sales pressure - incredible that the company owner has such a "hands-on" approach with customers.
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