Older houses generally have single pane aluminum windows installed. There is a single pane of glass which tend to be less energy efficient as compared to other windows. The new window would normally include two replacement panes that are divided with a layer of insulator.
Once you decide how many windows need to be replaced, perhaps you have only one aluminum window replacement or more than one, you can go about getting the estimate of the entire project. Also, it helps manage time as you don't want to keep running back and forth from the store.
Replacing the Aluminum Window
Before starting any home improvement project, you have to do some homework about it. The best way is to go to your local stores, and ask for suggestions on what kind of window types would be best for this job. This idea will also help you understand what kind of energy saving windows you might want.
- Tape measure
- Reciprocating saw
Tips to Follow
- During winters, clean the new window(s) before the temperatures get low. This will help in minimizing your electricity bill and usage.
- If you want to apply fresh paint over the frames, then clean any residue of the sealant.
- When you're outside the house and working on the insulation and drywall, make sure the ladder that you've stepped on is on firm soil or steady surface.
- Always wear gloves and eye glasses while working as it is a necessary safety precaution.
These instructions are for a single aluminum window. Be careful while using the reciprocating saw to remove the debris, as it may fly everywhere. Wear some eye protection glasses so that you don't get any dirt/dust in the eyes.