Frequently Asked Questions
Can you install windows at high altitudes?
Strong Boys Remodel has extensive experience and takes extra precaution when installing windows at higher elevations here in Fremont County, Colorado. Windows used at high elevation need to have breather tubes. Breather tubes help relieve pressure between glass panes, which occurs during transportation between altitudes of where the window was manufactured and where we are installing it.
Breather tubes, made of aluminum, are installed between the panes of window glass. When moving windows from the manufacturer to the installation site at higher elevations, the breather tube will be opened to allow air pressure between panes of glass to be equalized in the new climate.
Once the air pressure has been given a chance to equalize, the three to six-inch breather tube is cut to fit and crimped shut. Your newly installed window is then acclimated and expected to offer a long life of service.