As I was writing a post about yet another leaking manufactured stone house, I found my focus drifting into a detailed write up on how to install a window properly, as that house had multiple issues that needed to be addressed, incorrect window installation being one.
And, while you may never install your own window, you may very likely find yourself the owner of windows that leak. And if that is the case, perhaps this post can help you find the cause–and possibly, the solution.
So, here it is.
Let’s call this a detailed overview on installing a window in a new construction. I read through several installation guides while researching this topic, and I found that most window manufacturers all say about the same thing. There are a few minor differences in each of them, so the caveat here is to be sure to read your manufacturer’s install guide and follow it. The images from this post were cut from this Pella Window Guide, and you can download it here: Pella Installation Guide