Residential Window Installation
There’s much more to choosing the right window for your house than many homeowners often expect. Most homeowners lack the extensive knowledge necessary to make a fully informed choice when it comes to windows. Thankfully, we here at Superior Roofing & Gutters are eager to equip you with all you need to know. Contact us and we’ll discuss the styles and options available, and guide you through the process of selecting the windows that are right for you.
Windows Selection Tips
It’s important to select a frame that fits with your house’s style and theme, whether it’s a more classical style or something a bit more modern. Frames of solid wood, clad wood, fiberglass, SDL, factory trim are among the most common styles of frames available on the market. However, it’s also important to consider installation when selecting a frame as not all frames are installed the same way. There are double hung, single hung, sliding, casement, awning, Jalousie and double pane windows, just to name a few, and each have their own unique requirements for installation.
Windows Installation Tips
There are different types of frames also available that can help you in setting up your desired theme. Whether you want to give a classical look after window installation or a modernistic look, you can give it all with the help of different frame types. Solid Wood Frames, Clad Wood Frames, Fiberglass, SDL, Factory-Trim, etc. are the prevailing designs that will allow you to add more beauty to your house.
Types of Windows
Not all windows are installed the same way. Different types of windows are available in the market nowadays. For example, Double Hung windows, Single Hung sash windows, Sliding windows, Casement windows, Awning windows, Jalousie windows, Double pane windows, etc. are just a few of them.
Window Installation Guide
There are plenty of window installation videos on youtube. Those are easy to find, but trying to do it yourself could increase your window installation cost. It could also cause additional damage to your home. Your window replacement cost could very quickly become more than it would for the cost of replacing windows through a professional installer. Let us guide you through the process of selecting the right windows for your home. Our expertise will be invaluable to you and our installation services are hassle-free! It's guaranteed!
Windows Installation Instructions
Still interesting in knowing how to install windows in a house? When preparing to install a window, the first step is to ensure that the sheathing is not bulging in the rough opening as this can hamper the size of the opening and make it difficult for the window to fit in.
It is better to measure the rough opening to ensure that the window is large enough for the opening. This will help you avoid extra effort at a later stage. Rough openings are usually constructed 1" wider and 1/2" taller than the anticipated window unit which should be based on the approximate specifications given by the manufacturer.
The window size will decide whether 2 or 3 people may be required to install it. One person should be on the inside and the other two outside. After measuring, to ensure that the window's dimensions are the correct place it in the opening from the outside by setting it on the sill and pushing it into the opening.
Stop when the nail fins hit the wall and then check that they are properly in place and that the fins have not folded back into the opening, particularly at the bottom. Nailing fins make installation much easier, and they also provide a better seal to protect against water and air. These windows can be flashed to enhance sealing, but often this is not necessary. The absence of the soffit or porch roof may necessitate a flashing or a drip edge above it.
The next step is for the person on the inside to center the window in its opening. A level is used to check the window for plumb, level, and square. Shims are applied where needed perfectly to align the window. Although a closed window should be square, checking will only help to ensure that the window will open and close smoothly, after it is installed.
After you are satisfied that the window is properly set, you can now nail it in. Roofing nails are preferred by most builders, but 8d nails or cap nails will work as well. A standard jamb (4 9/16) should not run more than 1/2 inches past the rough framing. Check for the smooth operation of the window.
To help keep the wind and rain, it can be retained outside by sealing the perimeter of the opening with self-adhering waterproof membrane, strips of metal flashing, and an ample amount of caulk. With these layers in place, anything that gets by one will be stopped by another. Once the watertight feature has been ensured, and the window set plumb and square, the gap between the window and the framing should be filled with foam insulation.
The Superior Choice
With such a huge variety and such unique designs, it is not easy to install any of these using the conventional method. We recommend you contact the professionals at Superior Roofing & Gutters. We are one of the best window installation companies in East Texas! We have over 20 years of experience in the home improvement business. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with replacement windows!
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