Window Installation – Guide

The primary source of information for installing a window should be instructions from your window manufacturer. For installing a window, first fold out the fins for installation. Apply sealant caulk to the fins back where they bind to the sheeting outside. Install the window unit from outside, placing the nailing fins on the outside. Have a look at Window Installation for more info on this. The piece can be temporarily fixed with a galvanized roofing nail or exterior screw. Plumb up the vertical level door. Shim down to level the sill. Then the other parts of the window are levelled and the frame secured. Shime out all sides while keeping them level. Check that the sides are square, and equal diagonal distances. This ensures that the window is not twisted, thus impeding operation. Then finish nailing the entire unit together. Reinstall the old trim, or build new exterior trim if you are doing a full Denver window replacement. Use single piece of trim caulk inside. If vinyl siding is available, add a new layer of vinyl over the trim to suit the exterior. The majority of replacement jobs are coming with new screens. Test the matching screens with screen clips in your Denver Windows firm. Secure the screen into the tips of the screen.

Once the replacement window is in place, it’s time to install the trim for the interior window. Even the new energy-efficient, insulated windows are of little use if you don’t secure the window edges. Pockets of open weight are not good insulators. These air pockets can be filled with foam or insulated pump in. Insulated fill all spaces around the window. To mount the insulation, add the trim over the cut bottom, if you need to cut the frame. Be careful of the insulation of the foam as it expands which can effect the operation of the window by bowing. It should be caulked out anywhere else. You may need jamb extension molding to fit thicker walls. Then attach the extensions to caulk and fasten the trim to the finishing nails.

Some Denver windows at factory come with installed sills. Most modern windows, though warehouses may have them, do not come with a window stool. For a custom DIY project, you may even create your own window stool. To repair your interior wall you may need to do some grout work. Once the wall is finished even plaster. Then seal the frame with wood sealer and trim. Everything bar weatherstripping and vinyl coating. Wood interior windows don’t come with locks so they have to be last built.