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DIY installation of plastic windows (video + photo)

  1. Where to begin
  2. Installation of the window frame step by step
  3. Dismantling the old window frame
  4. Installing a window in the window opening
  5. Frame mount
  6. Sealing window
  7. Installation of drainage
  8. Final window assembly
  9. Install slopes
  10. Conclusion

Good day, dear readers of the blog, in this article we will talk about the important stage of repair - installation of plastic windows with their own hands (video + photo). Immediately we want to note that the installation of windows is a rather complicated and time-consuming process that not every newcomer can do.

In the last article we told how correctly insulate old windows .

In the event that you want to save on installation or just love to make everything with your own hands (like us :)), we advise you to read the proposed article very carefully. Not competent installation of a window frame can lead not only to damage to the aesthetic appearance, but also to such unfortunate consequences as warp and broken glass.

Before proceeding with the installation, you should prepare the workplace. Clean the space adjacent to the window from debris, cover the radiator panel and the floor near the window with a cloth or film. Our instructions are suitable for installing windows in a wooden and frame house.

The content of the article

Where to begin

Installation of windows has a number of features:

  1. Remember the most important thing - the window frame should be securely fixed.
  2. Installation is not performed at temperatures below 15 degrees.
  3. Correctly calculate the time - installation of one window from specialists takes 2-3 hours.
  4. To avoid deformation and subsidence of the foam in the future, it should be plastered.
  5. To avoid skewing of the window frame, carefully align the structures vertically and horizontally. This will help you building level.
Good day, dear readers of the blog, in this article we will talk about the important stage of repair - installation of plastic windows with their own hands (video + photo)

Theoretical preparation for installation

Now consider the tools that you need:

  • marker
  • meter
  • building level
  • screwdriver and perforator
  • polyurethane foam
  • corner
  • silicone gun
  • putty knife
  • anchor

Installation of the window frame step by step

Now in detail and schematically consider the installation of a window frame. For convenience of perception, all recommendations are provided with detailed photos and video instructions.

Dismantling the old window frame

The process begins with the dismantling of the old window. In most cases, the old frames are thrown away, so we do not regret them and saw them with a saw or grinder. First, remove the sealing gum, then remove the insulating material.

Saw the frame and remove it in parts. Remove the window sill and a layer of cement under it.

Installing a window in the window opening

We proceed directly to the installation of the frame. To fix the frame in the window opening, use wedges of wood. Please note that the gap between the slopes and the underside of the frame should be the same and be approximately 2 centimeters. The gap between the wall and the top of the frame should be about 10 millimeters.

Very often the question arises - to what depth to drill holes in the wall? It depends on the material from which the bearing wall is made.

For concrete and brick, the optimal depth is 6 centimeters, for a block with a porous structure - 8 centimeters.

With the help of wooden wedges adjustable tilt of the frame in the opening. Remember that the window must be set exactly in 3 planes. For these purposes, the laser level is best suited, it has the greatest accuracy.

Frame mount


At this stage, you probably need a partner. We need to drill holes in the vertical uprights of the frame, closer to the upper and lower corners. At the time of drilling it is important to keep the frames in an adjusted position. The wall is drilled to a depth of 6-8 centimeters. We fix the frame in the wall with anchors. At this stage, you probably need a partner

Using the alternate tightening of anchors, you can adjust the frame level vertically. No need to fully tighten the anchor, the final twist is made after the completion of work.

After we align the frame vertically, tighten the anchor bolts.

Do not be too zealous, if you tighten too much, you can break the frame geometry.

Sealing window

Particular attention should be paid to proper and high-quality sealing. You don't want moisture to accumulate under your window and drafts walk in frosty weather? Not tight window sash can cause fogging, and in cold weather and icy windows.

Do your windows sweat? Be sure to read the article - why do plastic windows sweat .

The main assistant in the issue of sealing - polyurethane foam. Remember that the mounting foam protects well from the wind, but without additional processing it allows water to pass through. Therefore, after completion of the sealing works, it is necessary to plaster and paint the foam joint, or to install slopes and drainage. Carefully fill all voids between the frame and the wall. After hardening of the foam, you can remove the wooden pegs.

Pay attention to the characteristics of the mounting foam. It must be frost resistant. It is not recommended to seal holes at temperatures below 15 degrees.

Before applying the foam, moisten the surface thoroughly with water. In addition to sealing foam has good fixation properties, as well as good sound insulation.

Excess foam after drying can be removed with a stationery knife.

Installation of drainage

  1. A waterproofing tape is laid along the seam of the mounting foam.
  2. Installation of a stand and a special compression tape, instead of a tape, you can use a mounting foam.
  3. Water drainage is inserted into a special groove on the window frame, with a slope towards the street, so that the weather will flow by gravity.
  4. All seams are carefully glued with sealant.

All seams are carefully glued with sealant

Final window assembly

After installing the window frame and sealing the sashes, you can proceed to the installation of double-glazed windows. The glass is installed on a regular place and fixed with special beadings on the glass office. After inserting the glass, all doors should be checked for free opening - closing.

After assembling the double-glazed windows, be sure to adjust and adjust the doors of the windows, how to do it, read this article .

Install slopes

We described in detail the process of installing slopes in this article - “ slopes for plastic do it yourself ".

Conclusion

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Very often the question arises - to what depth to drill holes in the wall?
You don't want moisture to accumulate under your window and drafts walk in frosty weather?
Do your windows sweat?

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