Window Installation Process

The benefit of installing a window properly is long term energy efficiency and functionality that offers a great return on your investment. Although vinyl windows come in many styles, shapes, and sizes, we always use an effective 12 step installation process.

Step 1 - Preparation and Protection

Protecting your property is very important to us. We drape furniture, lay down tarps, and set pads on the window sills to catch unexpected broken glass and falling debris.

Step 2 - Extraction

Removing the old glass is a key safety concern! We take our time to heat up the old sealant and extract the glass using special glazing suction cups.

Step 3 - Remove Window Components

This includes cutting the caulking, and removing the balancing system, operable sash, and the horizontal locking bar.

Step 4 - Extract Frame

This includes cutting the caulking, and removing the balancing system, operable sash, and the horizontal locking bar.

Step 5 - Clean & Prepare Opening

We make sure the opening is completely clear of any debris such as old mortar, caulking, nails, and insulation. Then we use a vacuum to clean up the smaller particles.

Step 6 - Set New Window in place

Once the old window is removed, we are now ready to install the new one.

Step 7 - Align & Attach Window

The craftsman will align the window squarely in the opening using composite shims, then attach the window to the structure of the house.

Step 8 - Insulate Around the Exterior of The Frame

A commercial foaming gun with a fine needlepoint allows us to get into some of the smallest openings with the expanding foam insulation and water barrier.

Step 9 - Clean Window

While the foam is expanding, the craftsman will clean the glass and frame.

Step 10 - Backer Rod

If the gap to be filled is 3/8ths of an inch or wider, a backer rod will be applied. This provides a firm foundation for the sealant.

Step 11 - Apply Sealant Adhesive

The sealant is the first line of defense against wind, rain, and other harsh elements. We use a sealant/adhesive to provide the best long-term protection.

Step 12 - Clean the Job-site

The #1 thing our customers remember about the installation is how our crews always clean up after themselves.

Remember, we never use subcontractors that are paid by the piece and overlook details to make more money. When you hire Designer Door and Window you are choosing a company with well-trained employees to do the installation right the first time. This is for your peace of mind.

About Designer Door & Window

Designer Door and Window in Plano is the best source for home improvement products and services including replacement windows and doors. We specialize in the design, build and installation of steel, wood, and energy efficient fiberglass, lead safe, warrantied exterior doors and windows for your Dallas area home. Visit us today in our 2,700 square foot showroom to see our collection of top of the line doors – designed by inspired artists and available in a variety of materials.

Designer Doors and Windows will be
closed Friday July 1st through
Monday July 4th, 2022.

We will reopen Tuesday, July 2nd with normal business hours

We apologize for any inconvenience.
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