Many homeowners have considered installing replacement windows on their own, after seeing the high estimate on the work. The process of installing a replacement window is not a simple one. You have to consult with professionals, even if you do it on your own. The installation process for each replacement window is different, so you have to pay close attention to the installation instruction. You will need several tools for the work.
Full Frame Windows
Full-frame windows aren’t like the replacement ones. Replacement windows are made to fit into existing window openings. There are some basic types of windows, such as full frame units and sash replacement kits. Full frame windows are similar to inserts, but they have a total frame that includes a head jamb and side jab.
The most important step of the replacement process is collecting all measurement data.
The measurement is taken before the installation work, allowing you to purchase windows of the right size. Measure the dimensions of your existing window and keep the data. Start by measuring the inside width of the old window frame, jamb to jamb, in three places:
You should also use an angle measuring tool to determine the slope.
Dismantling the Old Window
Now you have to remove the old sash from the window frame. In some cases you’ll need to unscrew them from the window frame. Pry off or unscrew the interior wooden stops to remove the lower sash. You must be careful during the sash removal work, as they break easily. You won’t need any special tools for the sash replacement work. Press in on the jamb liners, and pull the top of the sash forward—that will do the work.
Replacing the Window
Now you have to prepare the frame for new installation. You have to scrape off all loose paint and patch any holes or cracks with wood putty. We have been providing window replacement service for a long time. Our expert professionals will provide you quality service with window replacement. Contact us today for your window replacement work.
You can rely on your expert technicians to do the job just the way you want.
Bow Window Replacement
A bow window is typically a fixed window in the center, joined together with your choice of venting windows on each side. A bow window expands your view if you have limited wall space in your room. There are many different types of bow windows available for you to choose from. You can also customize the bow window to suit your specific needs.
Professional Window Replacement
If you need professional help you can always contact us. We provide quality installation of replacement windows, we serve Fort Collins, CO, Loveland, CO, Longmont, CO, Greeley, CO, and all of northern Colorado.
(Image and excerpt from “How to Install Replacement Windows”)
By: Chad Moore