Installation Guide

Are you considering buying High Impact Windows, but want to install them yourself?  Well hare are some tips that will give you a good overview of what the process will entail and some tips to have a successful install. Setting up impact-resistant windows is much the exact same method that you would use on any framed window installment and takes about 2 hours per window.

Measure the rough opening of the window frame where you plan to set up the new  Windows. You will want to invest in an impact-resistant window that matches the dimensions minus a half-inch on the height and width to enable for appropriate fitting.

Cut the water-resistive obstacle on the exterior of the window opening horizontally along the base of the window sill opening, making use of a razor or knife, then cut throughout the top of the opening. Make added cuts diagonally from the leading edges of the opening in a 45-degree angle away from the opening for a length of 6 inches.

Staple them into location. Fold the leading flap up against the outside wall and tape it in location briefly with a piece of tape.

Put a carpenter’s level throughout the window sill to examine that the sill is level. Create a 1-inch-wide wood shims, at least a quarter-inch thick, throughout the window sill about a half-inch from each side of the sill to set the window onto.

Cut 2 strips of  tape 12 inches longer than the width of the window opening, making use of a knife. Put the first strip onto the window sill, over hanging the outside edge by 1 inch, with the ends of the tape increasing 1 inch up the walls of the rough opening.

Put the 2nd strip of tape along the window sill so that it runs flush along the back of the sill without overlapping the edge into the interior of the structure. The tape ought to overlap the first strip by at least 1 inch.

Connect the installment clips to the edges of the window frame where suggested by the window producer’s directions, with the clips pointed towards the inner side of the window. The number and positioning of clips differ according to window size and maker.

Pull the installment film surrounding the window out so that it frames the window at a 90-degree angle to the window’s area.  Place the window in the opening by turning it into location till all of the window edges are an equal distance from the frame.

Set a carpenter’s level onto the front of the window and turn the top forward or backwards within the opening up until the window is level. Drive 2 roof nails with the setup fin at the top of each side to hold the window in location.

Set shims into the spaces along the sides of the window at the mounting hole places to keep the window focused and to stay clear of bowing the frame with the screws.

Drive nails with the remainder of the mounting holes in the flashing around the outside window boundary, utilizing a hammer, to hold the window in position.

Secure the window in location by drilling # 8-by-1.5-inch screws with the setup clips and into the walls of the rough opening. Use stainless steel screws for areas near to salt water bodies and galvanized steel screws for inland places.

Put the tape onto the sides of the window, extending 2 inches past the window area in either instructions, overlapping the edge of the nailing fin by a half-inch. Put it on the wall so that the tape overlaps the leading edge of the window flashing by a half-inch.

Pull down the water-resistive obstacle above the window so that it falls over the flashing. Put tape along the 45-degree cuts at the edges of the obstacle.

Use a bead of broadening foam insulation spray around the interior of the window, putting the applicator nozzle an inch deep into the space prior to spraying.

Cut 2 pieces of foam backer pole the exact same length as the height of the window and put it into the space from the outside, leaving about a half-inch of area in between the edge of the backer pole and the window frame surface area. Put a bead of silicone caulk around the outside window opening in the space over the backer pole to develop an airtight seal.

Now you have an idea of what it will take to install your Hurricane Windows.  Go Here To Learn more.


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