Do you have old and worn-out roof windows? Are you finally thinking of a replacement? These are the steps you must keep in mind if you want security, comfort and a pleasant ambiance under your roof. It is all you need to know to do it yourself.
- Removing the old window
The first step is certainly dismantling the old window, and before disassembly begins, it is necessary to take safety measures and prevent unwanted consequences. It is because the window you are replacing is often in a very bad condition and there is a possibility that it breaks in its parts (glass, locks). That is why you always need to be careful.
- Preparation of the opening in the roof construction for the new window
The most common reason for replacing windows is the breakthrough of water on the window itself, and part of that water is always somewhere in the roof construction. Therefore, when dismantling the old window, always check the condition of the roof structure at the place where the window was, and, if necessary, replace the rotting parts of the wooden roof structure.
- Installation of the roof window
The installation of the roof window is done exclusively by the installation instructions and by the manufacturer’s specification. Therefore, no matter how convinced you are in your skills and knowledge, do not install windows at your discretion, but according to the precise instructions that very serious manufacturer instruction book that comes alongside their windows. If you make any damages to the purchased window, the company who sold it to you will surely not help you if you went off the instructions.
- Removing the roof
An important role in the installation of the roof window is the proper removal and the installation of the roof cover around it. Only the properly installed roof cover around the window provides waterproofness between the windows and the roof cover.
- Making the inner lining around the roof window
The basic rule is that the top surface of the lining is horizontal and the lower surface of the lining is vertical. When replacing the roof window, be sure to follow this exactly.
- Installation of blinds
The last action when installing a window is the installation of blinds that will regulate the amount of light. Shutters are installed after the completion of all works so you will not damage them or install them improperly
- Regular window service
An extremely important thing for the window’s longevity is their maintenance and regular servicing. Unfortunately, in practice, this paragraph is often neglected in the long run, and that can create much greater losses.