When it comes to renovating your home, one of the best places to start is with the windows. By installing aluminum windows in your home you are setting yourself up for years of maintenance free enjoyment, and the colors that are available to you will probably be the hardest choice you have to make in regards as to what kinds of windows you want.
Aluminum is fast becoming one of the most popular materials for making widows out of. The reason they are so popular is because of the variety of styles and colors you can have without worrying about painting or renovating them later on.
One of the first things you need to understand when picking out the aluminum windows you are going to purchase is if there is any damage. Your window may look perfect to you but end up having a slightly bent corner, due to damage sustained during shipping, and this can cause the window to not seal correctly.
When you are looking at your windows, pay close attention to any part of the frame that might be bent or damaged in any way. It’s much easier to replace the window before you have it installed.
You need to make sure that your measurements are exact as well. Take the time to measure the window opening two or three times. This will make sure that your windows will fit and you won’t have to reorder your windows after you find out they won’t fit right. You will need to make sure that you have the correct glass in the windows as well. If you want high energy saving windows and they come to you with low energy windows, you will need to send them back.
Once you are sure you have the right windows, and they aren’t damaged in any way, you can begin the installation process. You will have to make sure that your frame is set right and replace any wood that is damaged. You will want your windows to fit tightly in the frame, but not so tight it causes problems for the installation. Once they are installed, you will need to make sure they work properly and that the locks work the right way, too.