This article will clearly describe the technology for installing a plastic window, which began to be used not so long ago, but during this time it has already earned many positive reviews. Basically, this technology is not similar to the methods that are used, but all these features characterize it from the best side. Based on the results of reading this article, you will be able to independently, and besides, correctly install the plastic window.
Most of the problems with windows, as the statistics say, arise from the fact that they were incorrectly mounted. In order for plastic windows to serve you for several decades, they must be installed in accordance with certain standards. The very first step is to remove the old window. To do this, there must be the following tools: a grinder, a hammer, a pry bar, a chisel, a chisel, as well as several different types of screwdrivers.
With the help of a hammer and a pry bar, you can easily remove the old frames along with the glass, if you can remove it with a canopy, then it is better to tear off the frame immediately with it. Removing the frames this way, you will not damage the glass, which may later come in handy at home. The loot, namely the lower part remaining in the opening, must be carefully cut with a grinder and, using a pry bar, completely pry it out of the seat. What remains of the loot must be carefully removed.
It was the turn of the windowsill. Usually it is wedged along the edges, and therefore at the very beginning, the edges are freed from the wedges with a chisel. Then the window sill can be easily removed from its place. It often happens that the wedges are missing, and they are replaced by pieces of concrete. Do not be afraid to work with a chisel, the niche for the windowsill will have to be increased in any case. The same applies to slopes, because they can interfere with the new window. External slopes are recommended to be equal to the level of the panel or wall..
After you have dismantled the window, you need to remove all the debris from the window opening, this is done so that when installing the plastic window, nothing interferes with the foaming of the window opening.
If you were able to correctly measure and install the window, then from the outside it will go out onto the slopes by 3 centimeters. But the upper part of a metal-plastic product can go into the upper opening by about 2 centimeters, if this is not the case, then you will not be able to install a mosquito net.
The lower part of the plastic window deserves special attention. There is debris or void under the old window sill that you dismantled. Garbage is removed, and the void is filled with foam concrete, brick or other building material. But the void between the seal and the window must be carefully foamed with polyurethane foam. It dries up quickly, so after taking a break for 15 minutes, you can safely proceed to the most important point – installing a plastic window.
First you need to prepare the window, for this we install the handle on the window leaf, but then it needs to be removed – this is necessary in order to lighten the weight of the window. You also need to install mosquito net mounts.
The window needs to be installed in the window opening, but do not even hope that it will work out the first time, and without additional adjustment it will stand straight. The window is fixed with dowels, the diameter of which is 6 mm. Usually, the use of a drill is enough in this process, but sometimes a hammer drill is also used..
After the window is firmly secured, inspect the entire opening for gaps between the opening and the window. These slots are foamed with polyurethane foam. If the gaps are more than 3 cm, they need to be laid with foam, and then foamed.
And again you will have the opportunity to rest, because before installing the low tide and the window sill, you need to wait until the window is sealed with foam. You can cut the ebb tide with a grinder according to the dimensions of the slope, and from the outside you will need to foam the support profile and bring it under the ebb. The base profile can be fixed with screws in several places. The ebb is leveled by placing foam under the right sides.
The window sill of the required size is cut with a jigsaw. After the window sill is cut out, install decorative plugs on the edges of the cutouts, since after the window sill is fully installed, such an operation will be difficult.
For a successful window sill installation, use the following tips. The window sill must be lifted to the required level using foam plastic. After you install the supports for the window sill, move them slightly, fill the empty space with foam, and then return them to their places.
After that, start installing the window sill. The bottom profile is placed so that it is adjacent to the wildcard profile. If the window sill gets crooked, building material or broken brick is placed under it. And immediately after installing the window sill, put a load on it. This is necessary so that the polyurethane foam does not lift the window sill when it dries and cannot fill the empty space.
The window must be put in place and adjusted. Well, do not forget to put all the accessories on the window!
Congratulations! You have managed to install a window that is ready to serve you for many years.