Vinyl Window Installation Procedure Vinyl Window Installation Procedure

What You'll Need
Pry bar
Level
A Reciprocating saw
caulking gun and silicone caulk
Utility knife
Shims
Claw hammer
Insulation
Hammer and nails

There are different reasons as to why you would want to know the vinyl window installation procedure. Perhaps you desire a new look for your home or maybe it is because you know that they are going to be energy efficient. They are also great windows because they are aesthetically pleasing and are easy to maintain. Because they come as a single unit they are very easy to install, provided that you do not need to do any other work around the window area. With the right tools and a little muscle you will be able to have your new windows in no time flat.

Step 1 – Style

The first thing that you are going to need to do is decide upon the style of window that you want install. You will want to look at styles that are easier to clean such as the slider and tilt model. You may also want to take a look at the styles that are easier to open such as the casement style window. These actually crank open and closed with the handle at the bottom of the window.

Step 2 – Measurement

Once you have decided upon the type of window, you will then need to take your measurements so to get the right sized window.  For the correct measurement, you will first need to take out the old window so that you can measure the height and width of the opening. This will ensure that the new one will fit.

Step 3 – Preparation

Once you have the old windows out, you will need to check the frame to make sure that the wood is still in good shape and that nothing else needs to be replaced. After that, you will need to clean the opening so that there is no debris floating around that could hamper the installation of the new window.

Step 4 – Caulk

You will need to use a bead of caulk and spread a good amount on the bottom sill.

Step 5 – Outside

You want to work from the outside in, so take the new window and place it into the opening. Make sure that it is centered in the frame.

Step 6 – Nailing

Partway through the nailing flange at the upper right hand corner, drive a nail which will hold your window in place. Use the shims to hold it and then use the level to check for accuracy.

Step 7 – Inside

On the inside, you will then check to make sure that your window works correctly. Then, using two inch nails, you will fasten the shims.

Step 8 – Finish

Nail the window by going on the outside and nailing the flange using three inch nails. Use either spray foam or fiberglass to put in the insulation. Finally, install your trim boards on the outside and the inside.

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