How to Remove Aluminum Windows
Interested in learning how to remove aluminum windows in your home? While replacing windows may seem like an easy job, no two window replacements are the same. Replacing aluminum windows can be difficult to DIY for a first-time homeowner, but it still can be done on your own with just a few tools, patience, and safety goggles.
Learn How to Remove Aluminum Windows in Your Home
1. Tools You Will Need:
You’ll need a pry bar and a screwdriver. You may need some insulation, a reciprocating saw, and a brick veneer to seal the new window after replacing the old one. Remember that removing a window isn’t easy and can be dangerous.
For removing any second-story windows, a ladder will be needed. Safety goggles are also encouraged to protect your eyes from any potential glass breaking. If you need any assistance, Avana Windows & Doors offers free estimates and quotes and have over ten years of window expertise.
2. Goodbye, Trim and Window Screens
First thing first: starting from the outside, remove any trim and screens, as well as any screws. You can keep the trim to reuse for the new window later on. Then remove the sliding windows and put them off to the side.
3. Stops and Sash Removal Time
Going back inside, begin the process of removing the aluminum stops from the unit. This may be easier to do with a reciprocating saw but be careful! After the stops are removed, go ahead and remove the sash as well.
4. Remove the Jamb
Using the reciprocating saw, a hammer and screwdriver, or prybar, begin removing the jamb. You can either crosscut the jamb with the saw or use the hammer and screwdriver or prybar to slide out the panels.
Go ahead and remove the jambs and clean up the window area. The window should look unfinished.
5. Flush and Insulate
With the window area now cleaned, block out the jamb with wood until it’s flush with brick veneer. Then add insulation to the frame opening between the sheathing and the back of the brick veneer. Once the jamb is flush, use screws and a screwdriver to secure the new window.
If you’re unsure which window you may need, Avana Windows & Doors has a great selection, wonderful customer service to ensure you find the perfect window for your home and installation. Removing and replacing a window is no easy task. Make sure to contact us today to get started. 281-645-5035
6. Seal and Complete
Inside the house, be sure to trim out the window and ensure that the window is completely sealed. On the outside, caulk the window to the brick veneer to make sure the new window is airtight. Your new window is complete!
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If the task seems too difficult to do it yourself, you can count on Avana Windows & Doors to remove and replace aluminum windows in your home! Sometimes it’s better to leave it for the professionals.
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