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Proper installation influences window performance

Regardless of the type or style of residential window you choose, or what company manufactures or sells it, it is important to install the window properly for best performance. Whether you install the window yourself or it’s installed by someone else, follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Or, if the manufacturer doesn’t offer window installation instructions, use AAMA InstallationMasters® as a guide.

For example, windows should be set in openings that are plumb, level and square, to allow a window to open and close properly, and maintain their shape best over time.

Observe regulations like EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP)

In homes built in the U.S. before 1978, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that certain precautions be taken to minimize the potential spread of lead residue from painted surfaces during the remodeling or replacement process. For more information on those requirements, visit:

Learn more through AAMA InstallationMasters

AAMA offers an InstallationMasters program to train window and door installers. It’s important to understand the importance of properly installed products to ensure best performance.

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