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The Importance of Proper Window Installation in Ensuring Longevity and Performance

DIY is all the rage when it comes to home improvement. It’s easy to see why – it’s cheaper up front and it can give you a sense of accomplishment. You’re the master of your castle!  

Photo of a technician installing a window


But DIY isn’t all it’s cracked up to be – for many things, such as window installation and window replacement – having a professional installation is the way to go. Let’s find out more about why you should choose a professional.  


The Drawbacks of Improperly Installed Windows 

Improperly installed windows are a much bigger problem than you might think. The drawbacks include: 


Water Damage 

Improperly installed windows can leave gaps around the frame. These gaps can be very bad news as they allow moisture to creep in. This leads to unsightly condensation on the inside of your windows, which can even lead to ice in the winter months in Ottawa.  


It can also lead to mould and mildew growing, which can impact your health and cause a lot of damage to your floors and walls. Mould is very difficult to get rid of once it has established itself in your walls.  


Moisture can also cause your windows to wear down faster, leading to costly repairs or even replacements.  


Security and Safety Risks 

Windows that have not been professionally installed can pose a safety risk. If it’s not fastened correctly, it can shift when you open or close it, which can lead to injury risks. In worst-case scenarios, it can even fall out entirely, injuring someone below or causing property damage.  


Windows are also a common ingress point for burglars, which means windows that are loose and improperly installed can make it easier to break into your house. Instead, getting a professional to install your windows means peace of mind for you and your family.  


Home Aesthetics 

Windows are an essential part of your home’s aesthetic. If your windows are improperly installed, it can lead to cracking, sagging or warping, and decreased efficiency. All these detract from your home’s aesthetic.  


Choosing the right style and type of windows can make your home look much more aesthetically pleasing, and professional installation ensures that they don’t end up crooked or cracked.  


Options for Professional Repair 

Many window repair professionals will only repair windows that they have installed themselves. For this reason alone, you should consider professional window installation. It can save you a lot of money in the long run if your windows ever need repairs. Remember – if you’re not using a professional installation service, it is a lot more likely that you will need repairs.  


Call Canadian Comfort for Window Installation in Ottawa 

At Canadian Comfort in Ottawa, we are the go-to source for beautiful, energy-saving windows and professional window installation which means you can get the most from them.  


We have over 50 years of experience in providing windows, window replacements, and window installation for homeowners in Ottawa. Choose from a wide range of styles that suit your home’s décor and your taste, then leave the rest to our window installation experts.  


Contact us today for a quote.  


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