Back in the day, most window installations went something like this: Set, level, square, nail, spray foam, rinse, repeat. But there are a few more steps these days, and not all of them have to do with preventing water from getting inside. In fact, many modern window installation steps are designed to allow water out, if it ever does find a way in.
To make sure we got it right, we asked our local Tyvek rep Lori Gunderson and Marvin Window installation guru Eric Klein to walk us through the process. In addition to proper procedures, Eric shared a bunch of installation pro tips, hints, and tricks.
In this story we demonstrate how to install a Marvin double hung window. Many of these steps are common among window manufacturers, but not all of them. When installing a window, always follow the specific instruction intended for the brand you are working with.