Installing new PVC Windows Video

This video below is a great aid to help you install new PVC windows. The guy in the video goes through the whole process of installing them and making a perfect job to boot. He takes you through how to measure the windows beforehand so you have the exact right size and how to take the packers around the side of the new windows out so it is ready to install.

He also shows you how to cut through the old frame without causing any damage to the surrounding area and then he shows you how to use wedges and then fit in the new PVC window and secure it. What is now required is to pump foam into the cavities to fill them up so the windows will be well insulated and keep the warmth inside the house. You then need to wait awhile until the foam has fully set.

From there he shows you how to use spacers to ensure the whole window has a sound and tight structure. He then uses a block of wood and a rubber mallet to knock the slits back in. After this it is a matter of tidying up and doing any filling in, maybe putting some silicone in around the outside, and then you are done!!

The guy in the video makes it all look rather simple and straightforward but there is no doubt that it does take a lot of skill and expertise to do this correctly and make sure you have done a perfect job so it is the right fit and fully insulated. I would say that if you are at all unsure about tackling this type of job by yourself leave it alone and get a professional in to do the job for you. It may be that you are very good with your hands and feel comfortable tackling such a project, in which case go right ahead.

Here is the video for to check out:

For installing windows and doors, if you do not want to do some DIY work yourself then one suggestion would be to find a reputable company to do this for you such as Smyth Window Systems in Portadown, Northern Ireland. They have been installing PVC windows and doors for over 15 years and have an enviable reputation as a first class company. The main thing before you use anyone is to check them out as thoroughly as possible so you know you have made a good choice.


How Important Are Energy Efficient Windows In your Home?

With energy bills at record levels across the UK it is so important that you do everything you can to be more energy efficient in your home and one area you can make improvements on is to have energy efficient windows.
There are various ways that you can stop heat from escaping from your home, and these include double or triple glazed windows, secondary glazing, or you could try more dense, heavy or longer curtains.
And it is not just a reduction in your energy bills that you can effect by using one of the above methods; keeping the heat in your home can mean a less draughty house with fewer cold areas in it, you will also leave a smaller carbon footprint and so will be doing more to protect our planet from the extensive damage we have already done to it by our over use of fossil fuels.
energy efficient windows can also greatly reduce external noise and give you more peace and quiet in your home. And they can also reduce the condensation that often builds up on your windows which can cause damp patches eventually in your home and be very unsightly.
If you use a good window supplier you should get at least 20 years from any double glazing that you have installed, and if you don`t I would want to know why?!! You can base how efficient your double glazing is by checking these 3 areas:
1. How efficient are they at keeping heat from escaping from your home
2. Does the sunlight pass through the windows clearly and easily
3. Or there any draughts escaping through any part of the window
If you have an issue with any of the above I would contact your supplier and ask them to sort out this issue.
One thing to bear in mind is that although you would think that triple glazed windows would be more efficient than double glazed windows this is not always the case as there can be more condensation issues sometimes with triple glazing and your home can get less light in if the windows are not perfectly installed.
With regard to frames for your energy efficient windows there are 4 clear choices which are uPVC frames, aluminium or steel frames, wooden frames and composite frames. Of these 4 choices the one that you may not be familiar with and not know a lot about are composite frames. These have an inner timber frame and are covered with aluminium or plastic, and these can be very effective as they are weatherproof and also do not need a great deal of maintenance.