Why it’s important to replace your old or broken windows
You might think you’re saving money by not replacing your old or broken windows butin fact,those old windows could be costing you money in energy loss. With a replacement window, you can do the repair yourself and make your house looka lot better in the process. Replacement windows fit inside the existing window frame, so you only have to removea few parts of the old window before your new installation. In this video, I’m going to show you how to measure for your new replacementwindow,as well as remove the existing sashes.
Replacement windows come in two basic types.
The first I’m gonna show you is for existing wood-framed windowsin houses that have aluminum, vinyl or wood-lap siding, or a brick exteriortypically found in the eastern part of the country. This installation will notwork for existingvinyl window frames. The second type is a flush-flange application for aluminumsliding windows in stucco homes,typically found in the western part of the country and some other regions.
Now keep in mind that different brand windows install differently,so be sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions. Also, if any part of this installation seems too difficult, well HomeSealed can professionally install your window for you.
Let’s start with the eastern wood frame.
Now before you remove the old window, carefully inspect your frame for water damage. If your frame is soft from extensive water damage,you’ll most likely need a complete frame replacement. However if just the sash haswater damage,you can install the window. Also check to make sure your window frameis square. To know what size window you’ll need, measure inside the pocket ofthe frame at the top,middle, and bottom. Also measure the height from the highest point on thesill,at the left, middle, and right. Then take the smallest of those measures to HomeSealed’s associate to make sure you get the right size window. Once you have your new one, then you can remove the parts of your old window,and I’ll show you how to do that on two different windows. The first is typicalof older construction. Square the paint or varnish along the interior sash stops. Use a putty knife and a pry bar to carefully remove the stops. If you have them, cut the balance cords on the bottom sash and just let theweights fall. Now you can take out the bottom sash. Then remove the parting stops. Lower the top sash. And again, if you have them, cut the balance cords. Remove the top sash being careful not to damagethe exterior blind stop. Next remove the balance cord pulleys. If they can’t be removed just pound them inside the frame with a hammer. Many newer windows like this one work a little bit differently. With a sash open, I’ll remove the screws then hold this plastic stop. Then pull out the stop. Now I can lower the sash,cut the cords, and remove it. Then I’ll remove the top sash the same way. And finally I’ll take out the remaining stops. And that’ll do it for wood framewindowremoval.
To get more info about the the next step, conatact the best replacement windows Milwaukee company – HomeSealed Exteriors. If you have a stucco house with aluminum frames, start by measuring the width of the interior frame at the top, middle, and bottom. Also measure the height from the highest point on the sill,at the left, middle, and right. Give the smallest widthand height measurements to HomeSealed’s, and an associate will help you get the right window. To remove the sash, open window, lift it up and tilt the bottom out. Before you remove the fixed sash,it’s a good idea to tape the glass just in case it should break. Then take thescrews out the dividerand remove it. Some windows may require a hacksaw. See the printable instructions for more details. Then slide the frame, lift it up and tilt the bottom out. Now you’re ready to install your window.
For more specific information we suggest you to conatact this window replacement company of Milwaukee.