If you are thinking about installing replacement windows in your home, there is a lot of work that needs to be done. First, you will have to decide if replacement windows are right for your home, and then, you will have to decide where they go. When installing replacement windows, you will also have to repair and prepare the openings. The following guide will help walk you through the process of preparing your home for replacement window renovations:
Measuring The Openings And Deciding Where Replacement Windows Can Be Installed
The first step to prepare to install the replacement windows is to measure the openings and begin ordering the windows. You will want to give the replacement window service the exact measurements of the inside of the casing because the standard window sizes can vary from one manufacturer to another. In addition, you will want to consider alternatives in the openings where conventional replacement window units cannot be installed.
Removing Sashes And Hardware To Begin Inspecting The Casings For Damage That Needs To Be Repaired
The old window sashes are going to need to be removed before the replacement windows can be installed. In addition to removing the old sashes, you are also going to remove all the hardware to ensure the replacement windows have a clean surface to be installed. Once the hardware has been removed, you will be able to inspect the casing and woodwork around the window for damage that needs to be repaired before the new windows can be installed.
Repairing Rot And Damage In The Openings and Checking The Casings To Make Sure They Are Level and Square
There are a lot of problems that can damage the casing, wood trim, and structural framing around a window opening. This is often rotting that is caused by water and moisture, which will need to be repaired before the new windows can be installed in your home. Once the rot and damaged woodwork have been fixed, use a level and tape measurer to make sure the windows are level and square.
Painting, Caulking, And Adding More Trim Details To Improve The Appearance Of New Replacement Windows
It is impractical to install replacement windows and leave the casing looking like it is old and worn. Therefore, you want to sand the woodwork to prepare it to be painted and make the casing look like new. Before you paint, caulk all the cracks around the casing, and then, caulk the cracks around the new replacement window after it has been installed.
These are some of the things that you will want to do to prepare your home for replacement window renovations. If you are ready to have new windows installed in your home, contact a replacement window service and talk to them about helping with the preparation work too.
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