• Consequences of Saving a Few Cents on Window Installation
    2019/10/04

    Consequences of Saving a Few Cents on Window Installation

    As Dorian recently went through the Maritimes with high winds and excessive rain, buildings and fenestration were challenged to maintain building envelope integrity. This photo shows a group of people holding a window in place as it was reported deflecting to excessive levels towards the interior of the building. Apparently, these people stood there for hours. The multiple rags in the photo indicate excess water infiltration coming through as well.
     
    The next time someone talks about short cuts on window construction by avoiding reinforcements in the profiles and in the mullions or by not following industry recommended installation practises, this serves as a great illustration of the consequences of saving a few cents. We’re pleased to report that everyone came through okay, with only a few regrets.