Install Replacement Windows
1st of all you need to measure the windows properly. If in brick, measure to the inside of the brick.if in wood or vinyl siding measure to the inside of the interior of window to get a a lot more accurate fit.Acquire windows at a nearby provider,if in stock or order if necessary.
To remove the existing window.Cut the caulk about the window with a razor knife. If flange nailed to house . Get rid of all of the glass from the window frame and Pry window frame from wall using a pry bar and hammer..Cut in the middle of window frame with a reciprocating saw.(SawZall).Then pry window out, the rest of the way.If no flange get rid of screws hidden behind plastic strip and eliminate window. Clean opening out thoroughly with a shop vacuum.
Plumb and level the window on the inside of opening.Screw each corner until you accomplish plumb and level. Use shims if required.Window really should fit fairly snug. check to see if the window operates correctly.Stuff insulation about the window to fill any gaps.Then silicone the outside around the brick or siding, anything that isn’t paintable.If the surface is paintable use painters caulk or paintable silicone.So that the outside window trim can be painted
Inside caulk window about drywall .Silicone window to sill if sill is not paintable,or painted.If excessive gap, add a quarter round trim or drywall.usually wear eye protection and gloves when working with glass.
Written by Toelkenz