During National Home Remodeling Month in May, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) urges homeowners to trust their door and window replacement to professional installers. Proper installation ensures a home’s doors and windows perform as intended.

Replacing doors and windows were one of the top five most common remodeling projects of 2012, according to a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey of remodelers.

“While purchasing the most expensive doors and windows on the market may seem like a good way to increase home value and save on energy costs, poorly installed products may end up costing more in the long run,” cautions Rich Walker, AAMA’s president and CEO.

He adds, “Installation can be complicated, and manufacturers’ installation instructions don’t always provide complete details on how to handle the hundreds of different surrounding wall and job site conditions. Also, many manufacturers’ warranties don’t cover installation; and if they do, you must use the approved and recommended installation method.”

The InstallationMasters™ Training and Certification Program is a nationwide course for installers of windows and patio doors in the residential and light commercial markets. Each participant who submits all required registration material and passes a thorough written exam is certified as an installer and receives an official InstallationMasters photo identification card. Homeowners can ask to see this card to ensure the installer’s credentials are up to date.

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  1. Trusting professional remodelers insure that things will get done right the first time!

  2. The average homeowner did not know it was National Remodeling Month in May. The best way that I try and promote it is through my social media and my blog posts for that month. I try and give my followers idea about the projects they may want to tackle as well as the energy tax credits that are available for items like energy efficient windows and doors (tax credits available till the end of 2013 unless the government extends them)

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