Installing a window can be hard enough, but it doesn’t have to be. Woodland Windows explains how easy it can be to install a window. Follow these easy steps below.
Step 1- Remove Window Trim and Casing
The first thing you need to do is to use a prybar to remove from the new window the window trim and jamb extension. The jam extension is only a piece of wood that has been ripped down and added to the jamb of the window in order to connect it with the wall.
Step 2 – Remove the window from the jamb by unscrewing it. At Woodlands Windows, they take care not to break the glass. Most doors, with running tracks on the bottom, will be several window sashes. It may be easier to remove one sash at a time for these types of windows.
Step 3 Prep / Repair New Window Opening With the window out of the wall, test the window jamb condition to ensure that structural damage does not occur. Leakage of an old window is not unusual, rotting out the jamb. If damage occurs, the affected parts of the jamb must be replaced and fixed before going forward. You will also need to measure your rough opening to make sure your new window can be accommodated. The rough opening should be 1/4 “to 3/8” larger than the new window’s external dimensions.
Step 4 Inspect / Replace Window Stop Window Stop is a piece of torn wood that is put around the window jamb’s exterior side. The stop role is to keep the opening window from sliding. It literally stops the movement of the window. The initial stop is likely to still be in good condition, but if it is broken, you may need to repair or replace it as well.
Step 5 Dry Fit Window -Before adding the silicone to the stop window, dry-fit the screen to ensure no fitting problems. If you have problems with fitting, fix them now and then dry again fit the frame. The window must fit snugly into the opening if done properly. Until you are satisfied with the way the window fits in the opening, do not step forward with the build.
Step 6 Coat the rim of the window with silicone.
- In this framed area of this home improvement project, Man installs a new window.
- To keep things even, add cedar chips under part of the new window design.
- Close a drill that makes a hole in the side of the window for a screw.
Window installation The actual window installation is very simple. Next, run a silicone bead on the inside edge of the stop window and then move the window into place. Place a level across the top of the window and press cedar shims between the bottom of the window frame and the jamb as needed to get the sitting level of the window. Normally the window comes with its own hardware box, usually consisting of four screws that go through the unit’s sides to connect it to the jamb. On each side of the window, two screws should be mounted, one near the top and the other near the bottom. Pre-drilled holes for the screws will be in the window frame.
Step 7 Add insulation The wall studs may have gaps around the original window frame, and this is the perfect opportunity to better isolate those areas. Cut bits of roll isolation and load them into the holes for wider gaps. You can use expanding spray insulation foam to make it more difficult to reach areas.
Step 8 Apply Jambs Extension and Trim Molding Choose a molding design that suits the decor of your home and build a window frame. Measure each piece’s length and cut the trim to the appropriate length using a miter saw. Design the cuts at angles of 45 degrees so that the trim blends with a beautiful picture-frame feel. Using finish nails to connect the trim to the board. You may also need to within the original window frame to cover the gap between the new window and the drywall add thin strips of wood trim (a jamb extension, see Step 1).
At first, use only enough nails to secure the trim to the wall until all four sides of the window frame have been successfully lined up. Once the correct fit has been achieved and you are certain that the trim will not require additional changes to match, you can go back and add more finishing nails every 6 to 8 inches. Upon painting, any small holes in the corners can be filled with silicone.
Step 9 Paint then Apply finishing touches. Fill any nail holes with stainable/paintable wood putty and painting or staining for a finished look around the door.