Window installation can either be the initial first installation or window replacement. Either way, it is important to understand the general fundamental procedure of installing windows, regardless of the type of window. Prior to installing your windows, you will have to decide on among other things, the color, size, texture, and type of window to install.
On assumption that the house is already built, you have to decide on a window that fits the size of the opening left in the walls. However, we can help you customize the window frames to fit the size you want for your home. The size and the location of the window determine the type to install. For instance, picture windows have to be big and most of the times made of glass to allow an unobstructed view from inside. A specialist will be able to explain such fine details in regard to every type of window.
The general window installation procedure to follow is:
• Remove the old window: This is the first step because of course, you cannot install a new window before removing the old one. This includes removing both the initial window trim and entire old window frame out of the wall.
• Prepare the window opening: After getting rid of the old window, most often than not, the window opening will be damaged on the sides and a new window cannot be fit in it. Preparing involves repairing damaged parts and ensuring that the surface is even and big enough for the new window. A window stop is installed to protect the window from falling out of the opening, once fit.
• Fit, install and insulate the new window: Once you have the space properly prepared, dry fit the new window to ensure that it fits well in the opening. If not, make adjustments on the window stop until the window fits. Once certain that the window fits, fix to install the new window and add silicone on the sides of the jamb to hold the window. Afterwards, insulate the gaps that are left after installation around the window using insulation foam and sprays.