Ensuring Proper install of High Perf Replacement Window
I’m looking to replace an uncomfortable west-facing picture window which is right where we like to sit, with a high performance unit (i.e. U=0.14, SGHC=0.2), and my main concern is getting a proper install. This isn’t something I think I should tackle myself but I’m also not aware of high-performance builders in the area. So specific questions I have are:
(1) Am I worried about nothing and most installers could do a good job?
(2) Or, any tips on finding a good installer?
(3) Are some units easier to install OR more forgiving of imperfect installs? For instance, I have a quote for a thick IGU from LiteZone that could have a frameless install (they recommend this). Would that be any easier to install/more forgiving than a window with a frame? Or would it be harder/less forgiving? Or is there no real difference?
(4) Any windows I should be looking at outside of LiteZone or Alpen? I’m assuming overseas brands are a poor choice due to the shipping for just one unit.
I am in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area if that helps.
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