Vinyl Replacement Windows Add Value
The most important part
vinyl replacement windows is critical, that you
measuring your old window opening properly and
accurately. Vinyl windows are custom built and can't be
returned if they don't fit. Most are manufactured in
1/4" increments, and you'll want to get the closest fit
Raise the lower sash and measure the jamb-to-jamb width
in three places near the top of the window, at the
middle and close to the bottom, measure from the head
jamb to the sloped sill just past where it meets the
inside window stool. Don't assume that all your windows
are the same size.
Draw a rough sketch of your house and number each
window, then measure each of them separately. When
installing vinyl replacement windows, first remove the
old sash. Double-hung window has two sets of removable
stops. All have an inside stop that holds the lower
inner sash in place and a blind stop that separates the
two sashes. The outside stop is nailed to the edge of
the sash and is not removable.
Take off the inside stops carefully so you can reuse
them. Cut the sash ropes and remove the lower sash, then
pry out the blind stop and remove it. Remove the upper
sash. Set the vinyl replacement window in the opening.
It should fit snugly between the stool on the inside and
the outside stops of the old window on the outside. If
the new window is narrower, you may need to nail a strip
of wood to the jamb to fill the gap between the window
and the outside stop. Some vinyl replacement windows
have stop extrusions on the bottom that match the sloped
sill of your old window, others are flat.
If the bottom of your new window is flat, you may be
able to use a piece of filler or doorstop as a support
for the front edge of the window.
Center the vinyl window in the opening. Use a
carpenter's square to make sure the window is square,
and then shim the sides of the window directly behind
the predrilled screw holes in the jamb. Screw the vinyl
replacement window in place through the side jambs, then
replace the inside stop.
Go inside and check the vinyl window to make sure it
operates properly. Then go back outside and run a narrow
bead of caulking all around the window to seal the gap
at the outside stop.
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