Installing a rebated window takes skill and patience; however, not everyone has such required expertise. There is an option though, you could call a replacement firm to help you fix your rebate windows, but even that will cost you money.
Here are some 7 steps to help install rebated windows on your own. Read on!
Step 1: Gathering the necessary material
When you’re going to install a rebated window, you need to gather some materials. These materials include safety glasses, caulk gun, waterproof shims, tape measure level, Hammer Power drill/driver, screwdriver, putty knife, utility knife, and small pry bar.
This material comes in various sizes and brands.
Step 2: Prepare the rebate
Rebates are usually a deep groove cut into a window frame to make it tighter and more durable. Depending on the window you want rebated, these rebates come in a single and dual frame. It would be best if you prepared this rebate before you install them.
Depending on your purse, it is usually better to get a dual rebate because it is 50% thicker and offers more security.
Step 3: Prepare the new window
Make sure you get a new window from a reliable shop and keep it in a cool place. Please check the window frame for any residual glass and remove it before fixing the new window. Also, remove putty and metal glazing points from the edge.
You can get a pull-type scraper or chisel to clear it. Furthermore, wire brushes the frame, and you can apply some oil into the rabbet; it helps to secure the new window firmly.
Step 4: Start by installing the rabbet
A rabbet is useful when establishing a rebated window. You can install the rebate in the glazing bar to allow for a smooth insertion of the window and putty. It is usually used for casing window jambs.
They are simple to install, but you have to use them well with the joint you may need nails and screws to help strengthen the rabbet.
Step 5: Install the covering profiles
Covering profiles or sealing profiles are ideal for the transition of your window. These profiles let you create your windows to excellent standards that will stand the test of time. Profiles to be used depend on the windows’ thickness. Glass thickness range from 8–25 mm.
You should know that materials of covering profiles can be PVC and must be transparent.
Step 6: Seal the exterior of the house
Seal the exterior of the house. When installing your rebated house, sealing the exterior is essential for various reasons. Doing that allows your installation process to go on without distraction.
Also, when you close it, you can ascertain if your work on the window is perfect or not.
Step 7: Make the last settings
You are almost done with your rebated window. Use the putty to get the frame to hold the window firmly. After that check if your putty has rough edges, you can use your fingers to smooth.
Check to see if your new window fits perfectly. If yes, remove the old sealing tape and use a paint thinner to make the surface smooth using covering profiles and hold them firmly to the rabbet.
Installing a rebated window is simple if you can adhere to the aforementioned instructions.