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How to Tell if Your Window Was Poorly Installed

Installing new windows requires a significant investment from you, so it can be frustrating to find out after a few days that the project did not really go well. Of course, as a homeowner, you’d want to get value for your hard-earned money. And to that, experts can only recommend hiring a reliable and experienced window company to do the job.

If you have doubts about the workmanship of your contractor, Renewal by Andersen® of Montana lists some signs that you should look out for to know whether or not your window has been properly installed.

Messy Caulking

This often happens when contractors cut corners, so you should be concerned if you notice that the caulk has been poorly applied. Caulking is essential to keeping your window sealed and weatherproof. If this has not been applied correctly, leaks may potentially occur.

Faulty Mechanism

Your new window should open and close smoothly. If it seems difficult to operate, a problem might have occurred while it was being assembled. In this case, it would be best to call your window contractor and let them know about the problem. They’re really the best person to confirm and correct any existing issue with your window. And depending on the warranties they have provided, they may be able to cover the damage or defects.

Window Fog

Window condensation isn’t always a bad thing. But if this occurs shortly after the installation of your replacement window, an error could have been made during the process. A foggy window pane is typically a sign of poor window installation or broken seal. In other cases, the reason could be a combination of the two. It’s possible that the seal might have also been broken while the window was being installed.

Renewal by Andersen of Montana has been providing top-quality windows for many years. And with our expertise in the industry, you can rely on us to provide you with excellent services. Call us at (406) 259-3944 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Billings.


"I highly recommend Renewal by Andersen. We were treated well and everything went smoothly from start to finish. The company kept in contact with me before, during, and after the installation and let me know what to expect. I'm in love with my new windows! I will be using this company again when we refinish our basement. "

July, 21

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