When your window sills and frames start to deteriorate or fall apart, that is when it’s time to replace them with new windows and frames. When you decide to replace windows you will probably change your wall frames and window size as well. There will be a moderate amount of time that should go into planning your replacements. Once you tear out your old window, your going to want to replace it with the new window right away so you don’t have holes in your wall for an extended amount of time.
Time. You will spend approx. 2 hours per window you plan on replacing.
Services. You will need to order a roll off dumpster rental in Houston from a trustworthy hauler in your area to keep the junk clean and out of the way. Check out their dumpster sizes page to make sure you get the right bin for your size project.
Tools/Materials. You will want to pick up some protective cloth layers to cover your floors inside and plants and grass for the outside.
To start removing windows you will need a basic utility knife to slice through the culk between the window frame and wall frame. After that, get a pry bar to separate the frames from each other.
Next, it’s time to go to the exterior of the window. Do the same thing with the utility knife from this side to separate it from the frame. After removing the outside frame to the window, it’s time to cut through the nails that connect the window to the actual house frame; a hacksaw is generally a good tool to use for this.
After removing the nails and the frame, it’s time for the next step. Make sure to remove all of the insulation and any other obstructions including any nails that may be a problem when installing the new window frame. After you have removed and cleaned everything, have someone stand outside to catch the frame when you gently tap it from the inside with a hammer – this way they can help you pull it out.
Next up, it’s time to install the new window and frame which can be found here. This article will give you a step by step on how to actually get your new window and frame into the house.