What is the application of a PVC, wood or aluminum blinds and shutters in The Woodlands? How to install a window in a new construction or renovation? What is the installation method of a carpentry?
The choice of the type of window installation (renovation, wall, rabbet or tunnel) depends on the nature of the walls, the existing or the possibilities offered by an opening creation. We will see here the technique of application of blinds and shutters in The Woodlands.
A window applies what is it?
In principle, the application of a window can be done with any window, if the nature of the walls and existing (wood frame, masonry, interior or exterior insulation etc.) allow.
This is more often the case on new constructions where the sureness of the table does not have any offset in height or width.
When laying down, the woodwork is placed against the interior wall of the masonry. The window is integrated with the insulation inside your wall. It is as much an advantage as a disadvantage because the laying can apply only when there is an insulator inside.
The lay-on method is frequently used in new constructions by being incorporated directly into the insulation of the interior wall. More rarely, we find the laying in wall in renovation because it requires to have a masonry exposed and that interior insulation is anticipated.
It allows to obtain a maximum of glass surface as well as a perfect finish.
Installation advice of a window
We will see the steps and means to engage for a wall installation of the window, if you decide to carry out the work alone. However, it is better to use a carpenter for the installation of your window.
Tools needed to apply the applique
This operation requires this list of tools and supplies:
- Drilling machine,
- Bubble level,
- Mesureing tape.
- Take measures
For wall-mounted installation, the window is fixed by brackets, inside the house, in the masonry wall. Fur or insulating, are placed between the window and the outside.
To successfully measure a window, there are four measurements:
The height of the finished painting: Take the height measurement inside the painting, you have to take two values, one on the left side of the painting and the other one on the right part of the painting and to retain only the weakest, so to make sure the height is the same everywhere.
The width of the finished painting: Take the measurement inside the painting. As for the height, take two values, one high, the other low and retain only the weakest.
The thickness of the doubling: Raise the thickness of the doubling (plasterboard + insulation + glue) to define the size of the fur needed afterwards.
The height of the lighter: Measure the distance between the floor and the bottom of the board.
How to install a window?
MaisonEnTravaux gives you the method to install an applied window. Find all our laying tips applied to your carpentry.
Before installing your window
For an easier pose, it is better to be two, especially when the windows are large. This must take place in an ambient temperature between 5 and 35 ° C, sheltered from rain and on dry substrates.
Check the dimensions, the levels as well as the plumb. By the meter, take the dimensions of the bay, diagonals and support. At the spirit level, check the level, plumb, and flatness of the laying planes.
Fix the new window
Assemble the insulation taps on the outside of the frame with screws and putty.
Screw the fixing brackets to the frame (without drilling it), at the level of the rotating parts and the closing points, without exceeding 80cm between the brackets.
Make the waterproofing on the support of the masonry using a strip of impregnated foam and putty raised on the upper part of the tables of 10cm.
This sealing system must be combined with a minimum of 5mm of seating.
Remove the cargo hold placed under the frame and remove the doors to have only the frame.
Place the window against the inside wall (during the installation, the fact of not removing the leaves makes it possible to avoid as much as possible the deformations of the joinery since these remain maintained in the frame).
Control levels, plumb and diagonals.
Using the clamp, secure the brackets in the shell with screws and dowels. Be careful with the holes, they must be made at least 60 mm from the edges of the masonry.
Make the waterproofing of the structure. On the outside, apply a base of foam sealant then a sealant with a minimum width of 5mm, to smooth the finger between the PVC taps and masonry.
Finishing and commissioning the window
The window frame is correctly positioned? You have checked his level and plumb. This last step is to realize the finishes for a successful application of windows.
Replace the window flaps on its frame and check that it is open / close.
Check the operation of the leaves. If necessary, adjust the window and grease the hardware to ensure proper operation.
- Remove protective films from PVC profiles.
- Clean the new window.
- The finishes to make on your window
Depending on the windows chosen: swinging or sliding tilt, remember to perform the last steps to adjust correctly the fixing of your windows.
Tilt and turn window settings
Lateral and vertical adjustment: screw or unscrew the lower hinge using a 4 mm Allen key.
Adjustment of the compass: by screw to raise the opening and by eccentric to flatten more or less.
Adjustment of the blinds and shutters in The Woodlands: by eccentric with a key of 11 to more or less flatten the opening. They also have a collar to increase the grip under the strikes.
Sliding window settings
First you have to move the cleat vertically (loosen two BTR screws).
The hook-pin of the opening must be moved down.
If the operation of the cleat is not enough, it is possible that the closure on the opening can also be adjustable.
If the adjustment is available, project the catch hook on the opening a little deeper (horizontally) the cleat which must be partially nibbled. This setting allows the hook of the opening to bait enough on a less nibbled part of the cleat.