Upgrading an older window in your home can make a big difference to the look of the house. There are several different things that you should consider before starting any kind of window treatment project. Before you start, make sure you know what you want to do with the old windows in your home.
The first thing you will want to do is make a list of all the old windows that you will be replacing. Make sure you have the measurements of the windows on hand so that you can get them installed by professionals from Atlanta Window Pros if needed. Don’t forget to take measurements of the old blinds, drapes and shades. You also need to have the measurements of the windows that are currently open. This can be handy for those times when you decide to repaint or paint one of your older windows.
Next, you will need to decide how you are going to make the new ones fit into the existing windows. The easiest way is to use a framing system that has pre-drilled holes in it. If you don’t have one, you may have to drill some holes in the window to hold the frame up to the window. Be careful not to over tighten the frame because it may have to be re-drilled later.
After the frames have been installed, you should be ready to install the new windows in the old windows. Make sure that you keep the old hardware intact because you will most likely have to re-attach it to the frame before you attach the new ones to the frames. When you are installing the windows on the frames, make sure that the window fits properly. Make sure that you check the seals on the frames and window to make sure that the window is tight enough and has no gaps. If there are any gaps, you may need to make them larger by using double sided tape.
Once you have the windows and the frame installed, you will need to seal the windows. This will be done using a roller. If you are going to buy window sashes, they will usually come with window shutters that can be attached to the frame. If not, you will need to find replacement window shutters that fit the window properly.
When everything is installed, the old window will look like brand new. The room will have a fresh new look because the window treatment is in place and the old window is gone. Make sure to check out your new window and your room now so that you know exactly what you want to do with it. If you need help with the rest of the house, you can visit a home improvement store to get help installing the window treatment if you need it.