Once you’ve chosen stylish aluminium windows for your home, they need to be carefully installed to make sure they look good and function well. At Lifestyle Windows, we offer a complete supply and installation service to our aluminium windows across the Sunshine Coast & Gympie that takes the hassle off your shoulders, or a supply-only option for customers who would prefer to install their own windows. If you’re a DIY fan and are ready to install them yourself then read on – in this post we look at how to install aluminium windows: a step-by-step guide.
1. Check the Measurements
To get started, first double-check that the measurements of your window match the space you have in the wall to install it. Make sure you check both the length and height. At this stage, pre-drill holes into the top, middle, and bottom of each reveal – this will make it easier when you come to attach the window to the wall.
2. Positioning and Levelling
Once you’re confident that your window is the right size, it’s time to get it into place. You’ll probably need at least two other people on the inside and outside of the building to help you with this. Once the window is in position, use a spirit level on the window ledge to check that it’s flat and adjust as needed. One helpful tip is to use packers to adjust the level rather than completely removing and reinserting the window.
3. Make Sure it’s Flush
Once the window is level, make sure it is flush against the inner wall. Place a set square against the wall and then push from either the inside or outside until the window fits flush with the wall. Now the window is in the correct position to be attached.
4.Attach the First Side
Using the holes you drilled in the reveal, drill in three screws so that one side of the window is fully attached to the wall. Use the set square to ensure the window stays flush with the wall as you do this. Once one side is in place, you shouldn’t need extra support to hold up the window.
5. Onto the Second Side
You can attach the second side of the window in the same way you did the first. Before drilling in the screws, check for gaps between the window and the wall. If gaps are present, fill them with packers before you start drilling. Packers can be gently tapped into the gap using a hammer.
Once all sides of the reveal are attached to the wall, check and pack any remaining gaps. Remember to snap off the ends of any packers you use so that they are invisible. Once the aluminium window is fully installed, give it a clean and your work is complete.
Whilst we do provide a full installation service, our handy guide should help you with installing aluminium windows yourself. If you need more advice about installation, the professional team at Lifestyle Windows are here to help. Simply contact us for more information.