We have told you briefly about the steps involved to remove casement windows and install double hung vinyl windows. We hope this guide has been informative and will prove useful to you. Don't hesitate to contact your nearest window installation company for a professional job.
Replacing the old windows at your home, is not just a good way to give your house a facelift, but can also be an energy efficient way to cut down on your power consumption, especially if you are considering Vinyl windows which keep room temperature at an optimum level. Vinyl window installation is very easy, and can be done without the help of handymen if you have some basic experience in carpentry and mechanical installations. You can also find a number of firms and companies that offer speedy and cheap window replacement in Chicago and suburbs. Old windows can leak a lot of air, and cause your home to look rusty and old and if you are thinking of replacing your old casement windows with vinyl ones, we have come up with a guide that will tell you, how you can do so on your own:
- Measurements: Before buying windows, its important that you get out that measuring tape and take accurate readings of the dimensions of your existing windows. When taking measurements, keep in mind that you don't extend the tape beyond the windows itself, as they are usually fitted with sealants and chalk which can cause inaccurate readings. Use a sharp knife to cut through the sealant or chalk or alternatively you can separately take measurements of the lining and deduct it from the overall length and breadth of the window. Now once you are done with measuring your windows, the next step would be to order appropriate vinyl replacements for either 2x4 or 4x2 window arrangements.
- Removing The Old Windows: Once you are done with the measuring, don't rush into removing the old windows straight away. Once your new window arrives, check for the fit and measurement by placing it over the existing window and check for any mismatch. The next step would be to see your way through the edges of your old window and take the casing out. This is not a one man job as windows can be heavy especially double units. Carefully saw through the lumber and take the window out by unscrewing the nuts and bolts, if any. Also check for any rot in the wood used for the wall, and replace the panels, if required.
- Placing the new windows: Carefully place the new window onto the open frame and keep the shims and the shiny parts, facing inwards inside the house. Vinyl double hung windows always come with nuts and screws, which you must bolt at the corners to make them secure. Make sure you read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before going about installing.
- Sealing: Using a sealant is optional and purely up to your personal preference. You can either use a glue based sealant or a wooden seem to finish off the edges.
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