Do-it-yourself plastic window installation
Most people ordering plastic windows prefer to use the services of installers. However, these services today are quite expensive. Typically, the cost of installation is 10% of the total amount of the order. In addition, not every company has professional installers who can provide a truly high-quality installation. At the same time, installing a plastic window is a fairly affordable event.When the finished window has been delivered to your home, you can begin dismantling the old one. You will need to remove the old frame, box, window sill. Also carefully inspect the slopes. If there are residues of poorly adhering plaster, they must be completely removed.The next step is to install the mounting plates. They are attached to the frame with screws. As a rule, on the front side of the window frame there are already prepared holes for mounting plates with screwed screws. However, often the length of these screws is insufficient. Therefore, you may need to take a longer fastener. Mounting plates must be installed at the top and bottom of each side frame of the window frame. One or two plates are placed in the middle of the rack. You can also put one or two plates on the upper crossbar. When installing, please note that the long part of the mounting plate should be directed towards the inside of the window.The frame installed in the opening must be detached. For this purpose, cooked pegs are used. In the process of wedging should adjust the position of the window in the opening. Using the building level, you should carefully check the installation in each plane. Fixed frame position wedges. The wedged window should not stagger, remaining in a position prepared for installation. However, when wedging, avoid strong blows to the pegs, otherwise you can deform the frame. In the most unpleasant cases with inaccurate clogging of the wedges, the profile can burst. After wedging the frame, you can start fixing the mounting plates. Holes are drilled in the right place of the slopes using a perforator. These dowels are clogged with dowels, which will hold the mounting plates. When the frame is completely fixed with mounting plates, you can install a leaf and check that it is freely closed, opened and reclined.If the frame is properly installed in the level, this stage of installation must pass without any problems.
Measurement and disassemblyIf you decide to install the window yourself, then you will have to measure yourself. This is a very important stage, so it will be necessary to try. Take the dimensions so as to leave a small gap on each side (1.5–2 cm). During installation, this will allow for a fit and a good shading of the window. Also do not forget that the installation of the frame is strictly according to the level. Therefore, be sure to make sure you are not overwhelmed with slopes.In this case, you will have to choose: order a window on a smaller size, or cut a slope before installation.
Preparing a window for installationBefore you install a window, you must prepare it. On the sash will need to install a handle. Then you will need to remove the sash. To do this, you will need to remove the pin from the top loop. To start, gently tap it with a hammer from top to bottom. When the pin moves, it can be removed with pliers, or knocked out with a screwdriver. After that, it is enough to turn the window handle to open, which will allow you to remove the sash without any problems.
Installation of windowThe prepared plastic window frame is installed in the opening. Beforehand it is necessary to prepare a sufficient amount of wooden wedges.The bottom plane of the frame is installed on the wedges, which allows you to leave the gap necessary for sealing.
InjectionThe final stage of the installation of a plastic window with your own hands is a frothing. All mounting gaps, which should have been well filled with mounting foam around the perimeter. Before this, it is better to pre-moisten the places where foam will be applied. For a higher quality installation, it is recommended to choose professional foam for the gun.
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