Anyone in the market for replacement windows would be doing themselves and their household a favor by looking into vinyl windows. Custom replacement windows made of vinyl are energy efficient and very affordable. Vinyl windows come in all shapes and sizes, with many different styles to choose from, and DIY-project-lovers will rejoice when they hear how quick and easy it can be to install vinyl replacement windows with the proper tools.
Styles of Vinyl Replacement Windows
Custom replacement windows can be made to fit any home, no matter the size or style. Choose from:
• Casement Windows
• Double Hung
• Sliders, also known as Gliders
• Bay Windows
• Picture Windows
• Bow Windows
• Transom Windows
• And many other kinds of custom specialty windows
Windows made of vinyl can be as small and intricate as a small octagon window that fits nicely over the door, and can be made as large as a roller mounted, heavy-duty patio door window.
How to Install Vinyl Replacement Windows:
One of the best features of vinyl windows is how easy they are to install. Most vinyl windows are purchased already mounted on a new window jamb. A homeowner can simply tilt the new window into the existing frame (as long as the frame is in good condition) and securely fastened.
The inside stop of the old window should be removed and set aside. After removing the lower window sash, the parting stop should be pulled out. Remove the tops sash, the sash liners, springs, or pockets and cord pulleys, and put insulation in the weight pockets. Carefully push the new vinyl window into place, using the mounting screws to secure. After caulking any gaps and replacing the trim pieces, the inside stop that was set aside can be put back into place.
In the case that the window frame is rotting or misshapen, the help of a professional contractor may be required for the ultimate energy efficiency and protection from the elements. A new window installed into a rotten or misshapen frame can be hazardous.
Benefits of Vinyl Replacement Windows
Custom replacement windows look great on any home. Installing new windows is one of the easiest ways (along with a fresh coat of paint) to spruce up the exterior of any style house. Not only are they attractive, they save homeowners money on heating and cooling costs. Install vinyl replacement windows to give a fresh look to a home and save money on heat and air conditioning all year long.