Having high-quality windows properly installed at your house is essential for the cost-efficient functionality of your home. Steady quality windows directly regulate your energy needs and bills. Windows regulate the levels of insulation in all premises, provide an adequate airflow. Protect your property and finally add up to the overall design of your home.
When replacing the old windows, damaged, worn out or malfunctioning and planning to install the brand-new ones. The best is always to hire professional installer and window replacement experts. In the case you decide to replace windows on your own, using personal skills and some available equipment. Here’s a list of the best tools to use.
Measuring tools for job precision
Before replacing the existing windows with new models, make sure you know the numbers precisely. You’ll have to be sure about height, width and squareness of each surface to avoid loose glass and air leaking at the edges. Use the most precise measuring tools you have and avoid approximation of the numbers.
Hammer, knife and flat bar
These tool pieces kind of go without saying. The delicate procedure it is, you won’t be able to replace the old windows without a phase of rough action. The inside and outside sash and all the stop pieces have to be removed. So prepare a steady hammer, sharp utility knife, screwdriver and a flat bar for balance.
There are phases during this procedure that can be slightly risky. Removing of the glass surface, cleaning of the old frame or removing the whole frame and some other aspect might require mask, gloves. And glasses to prevent you from harming yourself. Don’t rush and overestimate your skills.
Tools for installing a new window
Assuming that you have chosen the adequate new window model and that you have removed the previous one completely and properly, you will need a powerful drill, silicone gun, screws, and screwdriver to place the new window in its place. If required, you should have to expand foam somewhere near, wooden shims and possibly a helping hand next to you.