Several people have what it takes to save themselves from spending hundreds of dollars on replacement windows installation without even realizing it. With the availability of the essential tools and skills for handling the tools, you can get your replacement window fixed correctly by reading through the procedure, which will be shared in this post.
Replacement windows purchase
Before you start thinking of doing any installation, the first step involves getting the required replacement window for the job. You can’t possibly do this correctly without first taking measurements of the window you intend to replace. Get the necessary measures done then head to the market to buy the required replacement window. If you can’t do it yourself, you should go with someone who has a perfect knowledge of windows and how to buy good ones.
Gather the required tools and materials
It is necessary to get all the tools needed for the job available to avoid unnecessary improvising during the process of installation. You will be needing; caulk gun, cordless drill, hammer, hearing protection, level, pry bar, safety glasses, tape measure, utility knife, acrylic caulk, foam backer rod, insulation, and shims
Getting the replacement window installed requires that you first remove the inside stop and the bottom sash. Since you are not an expert in the field, there is every possibility you might not be able to get everything ready in one day. Ensure you have plywood with the right size ready to cover the window and prevent intrusion pending when you can finish the job. Removing the inside stop should be done using a chisel and a hammer before you attempt removing the bottom sash.
The next process is the removal of the center stop and the top sash. Here, use a utility knife and the back of a hammer to get the weather stripping out. Have it in mind that the situation is different with older windows. It would require that you remove the old pulleys, pull out the old sash weight, and properly cut the ropes.
Properly dry-fit the top sash of the replacement window and fix it in by screwing it before installing the bracket. Calculate 4inches down from the top of both sides during the bracket installation. Once you are done, calculate 2 inches up from the bottom of the top sash on one side, then you can screw in the other bracket midway between the bottom brackets and the top brackets.
Proceed to the installation of the lower sash filler blocks to the frame located under the top sash with a nail gun. Do not try using nail and hammer here because you might damage it. The blocks are responsible for holding the top sash properly in place.
The jam liner is the next thing to install before the installation of the lower sash, which is the last step. Carefully measure the jamb liners to ensure it fits the window frame. It is responsible for providing the needed channel for the lower sash, which would be raised upward and downward. Screw the jamb liners both sides properly then install the lower sash. It is done by sliding the pivot pin into the groove of the jamb liner and properly snapping it into the sash balance on both sides.