Installing an aluminum window can be done by anybody as long as he/she has the knowledge and tools required to install a new window. In this post, we are going to look at how to install an aluminum window without using the services of a professional window installer, though you need to follow the instructions provided so that the window will be installed properly.
Poorly install aluminum window can cause a lot of damage to your house interior and exterior, common problem caused by poor window installation includes poor ventilation, poor lighting, water leak, dirty window glass and so on. This is why you need to read this guide carefully on how to install an aluminum window.
Factor To Consider When Installing Aluminum Window By Yourself
I have already explained the problem associated with a poorly installed window, the next step is to consider the important factor to determine whether to install an aluminum window through the DIY route or use the service of a professional.
- Do you have the skill to install a window or replace a window?
- Do you have the tools required to install a window or replace a window?
- Number of windows to install
- How long will it take to finish installing a new window?
Tools and materials when installing an aluminum window
Here is a list of tools and materials needed when installing an aluminum window:
- Safety glasses
- Set square
- Spirit level
- Tape measure
- Aluminum window
How to Install an Aluminum Window
Aluminum windows are very easy to install, it requires little maintenance when installed, block out sound better than wood or vinyl window, and less prone to rust.
- Step 1 – Measurement
This is the very first step that you will take when you want to install an aluminum window through the DIY route, Use the tape to measure to length and breadth of your window.
Double-check the measurement again and write it down on a jotter or your phone notepad.
- Step 2 – Buy your aluminum window from the manufacturer
The next step is to reach out to an aluminum window manufacturer to buy your aluminum window. The window size you measure is what are you going to buy from them.
- Step 3 Set the aluminum window into the measured space
After you have bought your aluminum window from the manufacturer, the next step is to step the aluminum window into the earlier measured space. You need one person on the other side to make sure the window doesn’t fall through the other side. Make sure that the window is straight inside the wall.
- Step 4 Check the window level
Once set window into the measured space, make sure you have it level or flat. Place your spirit level on the window ledge or window sill to see if It is straight. Once it is flat, you move to the next step.
- Step 5 Make sure the window is flush with the wall to create a flat surface outside
The next step is to make sure that the window flush to the wall correctly. Line up your set square against the wall and either push the window until the outside wall and window are level.
- Step 6 Attach the window frame to the wall
You can start by drilling three holes to both sides of the wall, use your set square to make sure the frame stays flush with the wall. Then drill in three screws to attach the aluminum window frame to one side of the wall and follow the step to attach the window frame to the other side of the frame.