Replacing Your Windows 101

By: Dan Meadows


One of the major concerns about replacing basement windows revolves around the sort of material to make use of, detaching the old frames, affixing the new frame to the wall, and to use either cement caulk or screws for mounting it. To give you a good idea, some tips are provided here:
In most cases, wood widows are probably the best choice. Aside from the fact that old homes have these kinds of frames, they're easy to restore too. But, wood is much more pricey than the most common vinyl windows.Detaching the frames will not be much of a problem. Still, you have to be certain that the replacement is the best alternative.
The vinyl types may be cheaper but they can't be repaired. Once it's in place, that's it. It stays in place until you want to replace it due to damage or if it gets too old already.
However, if you are sure about removing it, by all means do it. The vinyl types may be cheaper but they can't be repaired. Once it's in place, that's it. It stays in place until you want to replace it due to damage or if it gets too old already.
As for affixing the window frame to the wall, it is recommended that you buy windows that include a nailing fin. It truly depends on the dimension of the vinyl window but if there's a nailing fin on all the sides, then all you have to do is just contour the cement opening with wood.
After you've finished working on these things, you can now run a bead of caulk at the precise spot where the nailing fin will be placed, and then proceed to place the new window in.
Rest assured replacing windows seems much more difficult than it really is. Just make sure you follow the manufacturers instructions to the letter and you will be done on no time.
Rest assured replacing windows seems much more difficult than it really is. Just make sure you follow the manufacturers instructions to the letter and you will be done on no time

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