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8 DIY Windows
Replacement
Tips That Should
Save You Money

Windows have it bad. They protect your home
24/7 from the wear and tear of the seasons.
But, no matter how sturdy they are, soon
they’ll need replacing. However, constant
battery isn’t the only reason why you should
go ahead and replace your windows.
You might have passed by this beautiful house
down the road and simply fell in love with its
windows that you just had to have them. Or
you had your house remodeled, and you need
matching windows for your new house theme.
In any case, window replacement shouldn’t
bother you so much, as long as you have the
right equipment and these helpful tips.

#1 Rule of Thumb – Be Accurate!
First things first: be very accurate with your
window measurements. Don’t just rely on your
guts; trust the measuring tape. Accuracy saves
time, money and effort. When measuring, use
the smallest units possible (centimeters with
millimeters is the best) for the best fit.

To get the most accurate measurement, make
sure you measure the width and the height
three times: from one end, the middle part,
and the other end. Then choose the shortest
measurement of the three. This will ensure
that you get the best fit for your frame.

#2 Figure out what type of replacement
you’re doing
There are three, if you didn’t know that
already – sash kits, full-frames and insert
replacements. Sash replacements attach new
parts to your window (like the jamb and the
sill), while the insert replacement has a set of
fully-assembled windows, ready to be
installed.

The full frame is like the insert, except that it
includes the frame itself; in short, it’s the
whole package, a total renovation of your
window, sill and frame. All three could be
easily installed and it just depends on what
you want.

Don’t forget to consult
your budget, too, as these
replacement windows
don’t necessarily come
cheap.
Choose wisely, and pick up
the instructions from
there.

#3 Quality check your materials
Always check the quality of your replacement
windows. Don’t just get those cheap glass
replacements just because they’re cheap! It’s
best to be in a showroom and contrast and
compare materials and products.
Some things you can consider are warranties,
operation, glass selection and even the time it
will take you to clean them. Once you’ve done
your price and quality check, go ahead and
proceed with installation.

#3 Quality Check Your Materials
Always check the quality of your replacement
windows. Don’t just get those cheap glass
replacements just because they’re cheap! It’s
best to be in a showroom and contrast and
compare materials and products.
Some things you can consider are warranties,
operation, glass selection and even the time it
will take you to clean them. Once you’ve done
your price and quality check, go ahead and
proceed with installation.

#4 Take this time to clean!
Hit two birds with one stone! After removing
your old windows (with or without frame),
clean the area thoroughly, meaning the jambs
and the sill. You will also notice that the jambs
and sills could have some holes in them, so
make sure you fill them up before you proceed
to installation.

If you’re removing the entire frame, then
check for holes as well. Make sure you fill
everything up before installing your new
windows.

#5 Go Green!
If you’re feeling a little kinder to the
environment, why not try an energy-efficient
window? It helps with maintaining room
temperature and reducing noise levels. You
could also use recycled materials for your
windows, some used windows for a classic,
ancient effect, or windows made of
environment-friendly materials.


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