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Installation Process

Typical Installation of Vinyl or Aluminum Replacement Windows

Wood Removal Type

Step 1: Remove inside stop moldings.  First take a utility knife and make a score between the stop molding and casing molding.  Then use a putty knife to split apart. You can then reuse the existing stop molding or install new ones.

Step 2: Remove bottom sash first.  Then remove the spring balances or cords and weights.

Step 3: You must then pry out the side and top parting strips.  Then you can remove the top sash.

Step 4: Please note, if your existing windows do not have parting strips, but do have aluminum tracks, simply remove the staples that hold down the track and then remove sashes.

Preparation of Opening

Step 5: You must remove any debris from the opening.  Any holes from sash weights or pulleys must be covered. Make sure any fasteners are removed. Now proceed with caulking the inside edge of the blind stops.

Step 6:  Depending on the window supplier, there will be either a starter strip or sill angle that attached to the exterior at the bottom of the window.  Before installing window, caulk along sill.

Step 7:  There will be a head expander supplied with the window.  This expander is to be installed at the top of the window.  It is recommended to install insulation under the expander.  Now run a bead of caulking on top of the expander.

Installation of Window

Step 8:  It is recommended to use insulation around the window.

Step 9:  It is now time to install the new window in the opening.  Insert the window with the bottom tight against the stool.  Then tilt window into opening.  Make sure sill extension is still properly attached to outside bottom of window.

Step 10:  It is important at this time to make certain that the window is plumb and square.  You may have to use shims to make sure the window is square.  Now screw the window in.  Insert screws on the outside bottom behind stops, and inside on top behind stops or balance covers.  Make sure the window remains square as you fasten the screws.

Step 11:  On most windows, there are jamb adjuster screws located in the center of the window.  Some companies offer two and others four.  These screws are located in the jambs and are usually behind the sashes.  Tilt sash in to adjust.  This process is important to make sure your sashes have a proper seal to the jambs.

Step 12:  Push the head expander that you applied to the top of the window up tight against the upper part of the opening.  If needed, insert two small screws to hold up the expander.

Step 13:  Before installing stop moldings, caulk where the moldings meet the window.  Make sure all gaps are caulked in.

Step 14:  If the window is being capped on the outside with aluminum trim, then caulk where the trim meets the window.  If no outside trim is being used then caulk where the window meets the blind stop.  Once again, make sure all gaps have been properly caulked.