Installing Aluminium Windows

Published: 17th July 2008
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Aluminium windows have many benefits they do not have to be painted unlike steel windows. Moreover, aluminium windows are very durable and can provide you years of good operation and hassle free experience. Aluminium windows also give you the facility of choosing from manifold colors and designs. Aluminium is common in windows industry and is manufactured by many window companies. Like any other window, vinyl for instance, the installation of the window is very, very vital for the performance of the window. You ought to be attentive when it comes to the installation process.

First of all you have to scrutinize the aluminium window for any deficiencies or flaw like any damage in the corners or any scratches. Moreover, before installation you have to be particularly sure that the window being installed is the right window with the specifications you desire; size, color, design...etc. You also ought to ensure that the personnel that have been sent to you by the company are quite experienced and know exactly what to do because in the aluminium windows installation process minute details make a big difference on both levels performance level and aesthetic level; and I guess they are both as crucial as each other in your opinion. So in order to save yourself the hassle of maintenance and fixing at such an early stage you have to comprehend how the installation process works in order to be able to follow with the workers and alert them if there is something that you think is not right.

After assessing and examining your aluminium window the workers can begin removing the shipping materials such as covers and stickers and then clean the frame and nailing fin with a clean dry cloth from both sides of the aluminium window, front and back. Afterwards the window locks, if your aluminium window has any, should be secured and any gaps at the horizontal mulls should be sealed with sealant. Then the workers should start applying self-adhesive flashes atop the window corners. Then the sill pan should be prepared professionally; your workers should know how to that efficiently. The next step is very crucial; it is examining the rough opening. The rough opening sill must be perfectly horizontal or as aluminium windows professionals say level. The sill must also be square; make sure that it is adjusted as needed.

Then after the installation is completed there are post installation procedures that are also very crucial. You have to make sure that weep hole lack any debris or sealant and you should never seal those holes. Then you have to inspect the installed aluminium window for any damages or flawed installation. Ultimately all the material used in installation should be removed from the site and the window should be burnished with a clean dry cloth. These steps should be very easy and actually fundamental for any aluminium installer worker. However, we are mentioning them so as you, yourself would be familiarized with them so as to be assured that the personnel are doing the right thing.

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