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How to replace your own windows.

April 10, 2015

replace your own window

(*Cautionary Note: Leave this up to the professionals, it will save you money, time, and headaches!)

Some people are savvy enough to find their way around to fixing things around the house. Replacing a window can either be easy or it can be hard for an average person to do. If you have asbestos in your home, call a professional to take a look at it. It is important that asbestos be removed in a safe manner. Here is a step-by-step DIY guide on how to install your own windows.

  1. Remove the old window: Doing this will be cheaper than buying a custom window. Remove the sill plate, trim and the rest of the window casing by using a crowbar. If you are going to require a new windowpane, you will have to call a glazing contractor to replace your pane.
  2. Adjust the window frame: After you have completely taken out the old window casing, be certain that all of the studs and headers are square and plum, you must also be sure that the frame is the same dimension as your new window. Removing a portion of the siding on the exterior may also be required.
  3. Install the window: You should them put window wrap on the window’s exterior framing. Work your way up from the bottom when applying the window wrap insulation. From the exterior, install the window by pushing it up until it is completely flush against the frame. Fasten your window into place using screws. Be certain that you are fastening it into wood that is solid. Make your window square and plumb by adjusting the screws. Any areas that you need to adjust should have shims added to them. After you are confident that the window is in the perfect position, secure it into place with nails or screws. Do this from the outside of the house.
  4. Wrap the window: Add an additional layer of window wrap to cover the window fins. Be certain that all surfaces are covered and that the wrap is overlapped. Don’t allow the wrap to fold back upon itself or wrinkle. It has to stay flush and straight to the frame of the window in order to keep moisture out.
  5. Insulate the window: Apply expanding-foam sealant inside the gap between the window and its casing. Protect the surface of the window’s edges by covering them with painter’s tape. Make sure not to add to much foam.
  6. 6. Replace the casing and trim: Once the foam has dried, remove the excess. You can then install the interior casing. You can also replace any exterior trim that is required

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Accurate Siding & Windows, Inc., performs the following services using the finest products in the industry: Replacement Windows, Vinyl Siding, Decorative Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Replacement Windows, Double Hung Windows, Casement Windows, Insulated Windows, Alcoa Siding, ThermaTru Doors, Nailite, CertainTeed, Crane Siding, Simonton Windows, Dove Vinyl Windows, Andersen Windows & Doors, Fiberglass Entry Doors, Contractor Services, Siding Contractor, Vinyl Siding Virginia Beach, Vinyl Windows Virginia Beach, Home Improvement, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Window Products, Replacement Windows, Entry Doors, Window Replacement Contractor, Window Replacement Company, Home Improvement Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Tax Credit, 2009 Stimulus, Home Improvement Tax Credit, 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit, Chesapeake 2009 Tax Credit, Hampton Roads 2009 Home Improvement Tax Credit

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