There’s nothing as satisfactory as something done by yourself and been able to show it to others will bring you even more gratification. However DYI projects related to windows can be a little difficult to get done.
In order to show proudly the hard work you did replacing your windows is necessary to know from the tools you will be using to the simple terminology, so check out some of the things you need to know before installing your windows.
Do you have the skills to install a window?
First of all, consider if you are really fitted for the task, sure some projects like inserting a replacement window can be more manageable than going for a full-frame replacement where you will find yourself tearing out the window and replacing it.
Sometimes what we do willing to save some money ends up being more expensive, if the project you have in mind is too complex and you really have no experience consider hiring someone experienced to do it.
Window Installation Instructions
Instructions are very important in order to get the desired results, our common sense can come to fail some times so get informed before doing anything.
YouTube, and the internet in general, can be a great source of tutorials and information about window installation, try to check as many tutorials as possible before starting your project.
Remember to put safety first. Having the proper equipment and knowing how to use it correctly will make things easier.
Window installation tools
Although every project uses different tools the most common tools and materials used when installing a window are:
- Caulk Gun
- Power Drill
- Putty Knife
- Safety Glasses
- Small Pry Bar
- Tape Measure
- Utility Knife
- Waterproof Shims
Have enough time
There are many factors influencing the time you will spend installing your windows, besides the time you will spend reading instructions, getting informed and getting materials.
Full-frame window replacement can take about 4 to 6 hours per window if the windows are on the ground level, windows on upper floors will require more time to get installed, you will need to schedule enough time to have good results.
Remember to take care when disposing of your old windows, get in touch with local authorities or waste management companies to dispose or recycle removed windows.