Easy Guide to Sash Window Replacement

Whether classic or contemporary, Sash windows provide a level of character and flair that other panel styles cannot match. This guide will teach you all you need to know about sash window replacement.

What are Sash Windows?

A sash is a single pane of glass that is enclosed inside a frame. The sash is attached to the house through the frame. Sashes in casement windows are open by a crank, whereas those in double-hung windows are divided into many panes and glide up and down, or rarely, side to side, to be opened.

Sash windows, particularly in a period-inspired house, have a grandeur and quality that are difficult to duplicate in modern construction. 

Sash Window Replacement

Sash window replacement can be completed in a couple of steps. Here’s how we at Box Sash Window Repair Company suggest you should go about it.

1.    Measuring

The first step is usually getting the hang of the measurements involved. This is a pretty vital step as anything going wrong here can lead you into a lot of trouble later on. If you are thinking of replacing your box sash windows, ensure you get the correct measurements of the frame in question. The best way to go about it is by making use of tape.

With this tape, you want to get measurements of the window’s height both from the right- and left-hand sides. Moreover, you should also check the size of the center. Next, move on to the bottom of the window and get the inches for the top width, the bottom, and the middle of the jamb.

2.    Dismantling

Once you have got the merriments jotted down correctly, you can move on to the next step. If you feel like the measuring process is too tiring or intricate, you can always call in experts from Box Sash Window Repair Company to give you a hand during this replacement process.

The next step is dismantling. To begin this, make sure there is no excess of items around your workspace. Once you remove all the furniture near the window, you should put a cover on the floor to avoid any floor damage.

Now, start by prying off the stops of the window.  You will then have to hold on to the damaged winddown from the bottom and pull it out of its jamb. Once that’s done, move on and spot the parting stops. Lastly, you will have to remove the pulleys and weights.

3.    Installing

Once the dismantling is done, all you need to do now is put in your new windows. However, make sure you don’t chip the material while putting it in.

Get experts from Box Sash Window Repair Company to help you if need be.

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