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.


Different Types Of Glass For Your Windows

If you are looking at getting some new windows for your home, or you may need some for your offices, then bear in mind that there are a few different types of glass that you can choose from, depending on your circumstances and your disposition. Let`s take a look at a few of these.

Float glass, or OptiFloat glass as it is sometimes known, is the regular type of glass in most of the windows you see around you. It is used as the outer pane of glass in thermally efficient double glazed windows. The inner pane can often be a low E type of glass. If you use OptiFloat glass that is over 6mm in thickness it can be very useful if you need a strong glass that will prove very tough and durable, and can also be used in greater spans, it has reduced deflection, high daylight transmission and can reduce noise from the outside. If you want an even tougher glass you can laminate it which will give you more safety and security.

As well as clear OptiFloat glass you can also get it in opal, which gives you the diffused natural light of a translucent glass. There is also tinted OptiFloat glass which will give you a tint effect and can be very attractive as well as reducing the glare through a window. Another one is OptiFloat satin which gives you just as much light as clear glass but also diffuses the light and gives you a little extra privacy.

Another type of glass is Low Iron glass. This is a specially developed float glass which gives you a neutral clear appearance, high light transmission if you compare it with your normal float glass, and it is useful for commercial applications if you need an improved performance.

Low E, Hard Coat Glass is an on-line coated low E glass which is very popular and can be supplied as toughened or laminated glass. Low E glass has a microscopically thin transparent coating, and this thin coating creates a really strong bond which is very durable during fabrication.

Low E, Soft Coat Glass is an off-line coated low E glass which actually gives a superior performance than the Hard Coat glass. It has good thermal insulation and high light transmission. It does require some careful handling during the manufacturing process but these Low E sealed units can provide the lowest `U` values available.

I hope this has given you some interesting information various glasses available and it will help you make a more informed choice.

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