How to Install Window Frames

Person Installing window frame

Process of Installing window frame

For home owners installing window frames for the first time might be an intimidating process, but by following the steps, the process of installing window frames would relatively feel easy. While the exact installation process will definitely vary according to the window installation. There are different frames for different windows. But, following the stated information will definitely offer you with adequate knowledge of things you must need and the materials. It is advisable to follow the instructions of the manufacturers that come with the materials you’re to be used for the process.

Things needed:

  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Bundle of shims
  • Insulation taper
  • Loose insulation and in several quantities
  • Penny nails approximately 12 to 13

Window frame installation:

  • Start the process of installing window frames by preparing the window openings. It is important to make sure that the window is clear for any accumulated debris and any of the dirt. It is advisable to know that there are no nails, excessive amount of putty or glue that might become interference to the process of installing window frames.
  • It is advisable of removing any glass or sashes that are mounted to the window frames. As the windows are heavy in weight, removing them is more beneficial because it will ease up the process thou.
  • Next is to take the window frame and slowly tilt it into the place where the window opening is situated. Make the use of shims for packing it up into the spacing around the window frame. It will help to hold the window frame on its place without giving it the chance of moving. Now make the use of level so that the level of the window frame is appropriate and plumbed up on its four sides.
  • After fixing the window frames on its place, reinstall the sashes and the glasses back to its place. This actually helps in squaring up the frame and helps in preventing the window frames from tilting while nailing it to the openings.
  • After installing the window sashes and the glass to its place, it is advisable to have a visual look and inspection on the borders of the window so that there is no gap observed on the edges of the window frames.
  • Next is to determine the security of the window frames installed. Make the use of hammer and drive some amount of penny finishing nails to the window frames so that the opening of the window frames attach firmly to the window. It is advisable to place the nails evenly and keeping safe distance in between two nails along with the length of the side jam.
  • Don’t forget to insulate your window while installing the window frames. Make the use of shim and some of the pack pieces of the loose insulation into the gaps and the cracks in between the window openings and also the window frames. It is important to add enough amount of insulation in the crevices and gaps. This will help in allowing the air to freely pass through the home.

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