How to Install Vinyl Replacement Windows

Posted On: February 3, 2014

Vinyl replacement windows, especially window replacement bow windows, may come to mind if you are thinking of remodeling your house or simply carrying out repairs. Although replacing a window is not rocket science, many put off this work, thinking of it as a cumbersome process. However, if you are even a little skilled at carpentry work, you can easily handle window replacement bow window installation. Wilkie Collins from eHow and our below article will show you how.


Window Replacement Bow Windows: A Few Handy Tips
Mind these general tips while installing vinyl replacement windows:
* Set aside three to four hours from your busy schedule to complete the window replacement bow window installation in one go.
* Make sure that the window frames is in good condition. A damaged frame must be repaired beforehand so that you can easily install the new window.
* To simplify your work, always buy a pre-finished, ready-to-install vinyl replacement window.

How to Install Vinyl Replacement Windows in the Existing Frame
Follow these steps to safely install the window replacement bow window into your window frame:
* Without removing the broken unit, measure both the width and height from jamb to jamb in at least three places at. Take a note of the smallest measurements that resulted from this triple check and order the size of the vinyl replacement window accordingly.
* Remove the window sash and pry off the trim along the edge with the help of a knife and hammer. Make sure not to damage the trim, as you will be reusing it when installing the replacement.
* Remove any jamb liners. Use a pry bar to remove any leftover wooden barriers. Carry out this task without damaging the inner and outer casing of the window.
* Remove the broken glass and insert the vinyl replacement window in its place.
* Try to adjust it first at the bottom, while pushing inside, and then adjust towards the top.
* Test your installation by roughly fastening the replacement window to the frame with the help of a screw. Close the new window once and lock the sash to check if there is any visible gap.
* If the window replacement bow window is settled properly in the frame, shim the slides and secure the window with the mounting screws.
* Caulk any gaps. You can also use insulated foam sprays to fill in the gaps.
Check and double check everything to make sure that there is not any creaking noise in the window and it is snugly fitted. Now, you can move to the next window and repeat this process.

If you need any help with your replacement windows, contact us. We’re happy to help with your project. We serve Columbus, Ohio and all of central Ohio, including Springfield, Zanesville, Mansfield, and Chillicothe.

(Article excerpt and image from How to Do Replacement Vinyl Windows.)


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