Why you should only hire a certified window installer

Proper window and door installation is an important part of homebuilding and remodeling. While purchasing the most expensive windows and doors on the market may seem like a good way to increase home value and save on energy costs, poorly installed products may end up costing more in the long run.

More specifically, mistakes during installation may result in loss of energy savings from a high-performance product, repeated service calls to correct issues with air infiltration and water leakage due to improper operation or significant damage from mold growth.

Window and door replacement and installation should be left to professional installers. Installation can be complicated, and manufacturers’ installation instructions don’t always provide complete details on how to handle the hundreds of different surrounding wall and job site conditions. Also, many manufacturers’ warranties don’t cover installation, and if they do, you must use the approved and recommended installation method.

window replacement CT and MACertified installers are trained on best practices and installation techniques based on industry standards for both new construction and replacement projects. Hiring a certified window and door installer can save you both time and money, as well as give you the peace of mind that the installation was done properly.

The InstallationMasters Training and Certification Program is a nationwide training and certification program for installers of windows and patio doors in the residential and light commercial markets. Each participant who submits all required registration material and passes a thorough written exam is deemed a certified installer and receives an official InstallationMasters photo identification card.

The InstallationMasters training course is based on the consensus of industry professionals and the nationally recognized installation standard published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Installers enrolled in the InstallationMasters program receive training on:

    Tested and accepted installation techniques
    Proper material selection, including the correct use of sealant and flashing
    Job site safety
    Protection of the homeowner’s property
    Quality control
    Product care, adjustment, cleaning, etc.

With over two decades of experience, founder Tim Wells has established himself as the “go-to” guy for window construction services and replacement windows in the Massachusetts and Connecticut area. A certified Marvin Window Installer (AAMA) as well as a certified Anderson Window Installer, Tim is an alumnus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating in 1990 with a degree in business administration. Some of his other certifications include a hoisting license, MA CSL license, CT Home Improvement Contractor license, and OSHA 10.

Whether you need windows for a new home or brand new replacement windows for your existing residence or business, Wells Custom is ready to serve you. Check out some great examples of our window replacement projects in MA and CT here. Then contact us today to get your quote!