Leak Proof Installation Techniques
Installing windows or doors is no small project. If expert precision isn’t achieved – if the sill isn’t level or the flashing was misapplied your property can be victim to a severe problem. At S. Albert Glass, we want to provide security and stability to your property. We know that the strategy for installing your commercial windows and doors correctly is to pay attention to the details all the way through.
Examine the Area
There are a few steps before hoisting those windows or doors into place. The first is easy to overlook. We make sure that the adjacent structure is sound and tight. If it’s wood, we check for rot; if it’s metal, we look for warping. This step includes examining the features of the window or door that was removed. We’re looking to see how that leak penetrated the system.
Apply Flashing and Sealant Correctly
Windows and doors require extra layers of flashing and sealing to act as moisture barriers. Both repel moisture and direct it from the structure. If there is any space for rain or snow to enter the structure, we will find it.
There are many types of sealants. Silicone sealants are resolutely adhesive for all substrates, so they’re perfect for commercial properties. Polyurethane sealant is impervious to moisture and corrosion. Spray foam caulking will fill the space between the window and the wall and then harden into place to form a moisture deterrent.
Tighten Everything Back Up
After the anti-moisture barriers have been added and the window or door is in place, we make sure that everything is sitting snug and tight inside its frame.
For all of your commercial door and window needs, from installation to repair, contact us here at S. Albert Glass by calling 301-517-7442 or emailing us, and we’ll make sure that the rain stays outside where it belongs.