HOW EXACTLY TO Install New Construction Windows (In An Existing Home)

Installing new construction home windows in an existing home may sound like a daunting task. But if these step-by-step is followed by you instructions, you will be a window installation with in no time. This tutorial is for installing home windows with essential nailing flanges with sheetrock return interiors. Wood windows with brickmould or planned home windows with wood interior casing have a somewhat different process. The fundamentals are the same however. So, let’s begin.

Remove all fingernails in the middle of your cut and the edge of the siding. Take away the old siding keeping as much intact as is possible. You may wish to re-use it later. You should now be able to see the whole flange and window with securing nails exposed. Begin to remove all nails from the prevailing window’s nailing flange.

I usually pull underneath and edges first and finish with the top. You should probably have someone help you once the last nail is taken to keep the window from falling on you. Take away the old screen from the tough opening. A mild nudging might be needed, but the device should turn out easily. Gauge the distance from the backside of the new window nailing flange to the edge of the new window’s frame.

Using your tape measure, tag this distance on the sheetrock at various points and mark a range with a straight edge. Together with your straight edge as a guide, score the comparative line a few times with your utility knife. Take away the excess sheetrock from all sides and clean up the edges.

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With assistance, (and the windowpane locked) center the new windows in the tough opening and look for square. This is done by putting your tape measure on the top left outside corner of the windowpane frame and measuring the distance to the bottom right corner. Next, have a similar measurement from the top right outside part to underneath left corner. Both of these measurements should be within 1/8″ of each other. If not, you need to adjust accordingly by shifting the screen right or still left in the starting. I have a tendency to change in increments of 1/8″ with good success. The machine is square Once, soft nail the top-left part to secure.

NOTE: DO NOT HARD SET ANY NAILS BEFORE WINDOW IS PLUMB, LEVEL, AND SQUARE! With the two 2-feet level, check the sill dish for level and shim if necessary. Check for on the side you soft nailed and adjust accordingly plumb. Check for plumb on the right side and modify accordingly.