The Window Installation Process: Step By Step
If you’re looking to install a new window into your home for the first time, read this break down of the steps so you can fully grasp what exactly you need to do in order to install your new window! Although, there is no shame in calling a good Denver window company to install your windows to ensure a safe and accurate installation.
Remove Trim & Casing
The first thing you’ll want to do is use your pry bar to remove the trim and jamb extension from around your old window. The extension is simply just a piece of wood that’s been ripped down and attached to the window jamb to make it even with the wall.
Remove Old Window/Guide Track
Unscrew the window from the jamb and remove it. Be gentle as to not break the glass while removing. Most windows will have multiple window sashes with tracks that allow them to move on their sides. If this is the case, it would be easier to remove those types of windows one sash at a time.
Prep/Repair New Window Opening
After removing the window from the wall, you should inspect the type of condition the window jamb is in to rule out structural damage. While it’s not uncommon for an older window to leak, causing rotting to the jamb, you’ll have to end up replacing or repairing any damaged areas before moving on to the next step. Your rough opening should measure ¼