Windows installed by Rockaway Construction Inc.


Rockaway used their years of experience to replace all the windows in the house in just one day. The new windows will insulate the rooms as well or better than the walls that surround them! The Low-E glass also works like sunblock, protecting the house and furniture from ultraviolet (UV) light.

Window selection and installation can seem daunting, especially when you read on the web about homeowner’s experiences with installers. There are many brand names choose from, and if the windows are not installed correctly, you risk leaks that can threaten the integrity of the house… and, which factor will drive your greener choice - energy efficiency or the materials the windows are made from? Working with an experienced firm makes the process much less stressful. If you want to go it alone, here are some tips:

  1. Read and follow the installation instructions.
  2. With the exception of skylights and roof windows, install products only in the vertical position.
  3. Check the rough opening to make sure it is sized properly and is square and level.
  4. Apply proper flashing under and around window and door openings.
  5. Double-check the alignment of the window before finally anchoring it in the wall, and properly secure using appropriate fasteners.
  6. Insulate the interior cavity between the window frame and the rough opening. Do not overpack.
  7. Stain and/or seal all unfinished wood surfaces promptly to minimize moisture absorption.
  8. Keep paint off the weatherstrip and the interior hardware finish.
  9. Protect the window during construction and plastering.
  10. Ensure proper installation and operation of the window before applying the interior trim.