Windows are important components in every homes that is why every building has windows. They help in ventilation and perfect lighting in the house. Windows wear out with time, once they are worn out, they can be very detrimental to your house as they may cause your house to leak, which may subsequently lead to massive losses. You therefore need to take great caution and attention to your house windows all the time. In case your windows have worn out you need to replace them with new impact windows. You need to follow certain steps in order to achieve this. They include:
Measure the window measurements: In case you want to replace a window, you need to buy a new window so that it can replace the old one. You therefore need to take measurements of the window you want to replace. This will help you when buying the new window so that you may not buy a window that is not measuring up with the previous window, which could be detrimental. Take the measurements the width and length and record them, you do this by taking the measure of the top to bottom which is the width and subsequently measure from left to right which is the length. Make sure that the measurements are 100% accurate.
Remove window shases: In case you are replacing a window, chances are that there was an existing window ion the place you want to install the new one. You therefore need to remove all the materials involved in the installation of the old window to give room for the new window. Therefore, make sure that you have removed all the window shases. It isimportant to note that the frame is not part of the window sashes. The window frame is left intact as it can be used with new windows. After you are done removing the window sashes, you need to clean up the area to give perfect place to install the new.
Install the new window: After the area has been cleaned for the new window, you can go ahead and replace the old window with the new. This is done by just placing the new window in place where the old window was. That is an easy job as you had earlier taken the measurements, thus your work will be just to place the new window. After you have tilted the window into correct position, you are required to use the right method of holding the window. There are different ways, which include use of screws, glass gums and so on. When installing, make sure that the window is correctly sealed so as to prevent water leaks.