Garden windows are the highlight of any home. Whether a garden window opens up a kitchen or creates a special place in a living room or den, it can be a great way to create a dynamic space without a big budget or professional contractors. Learning how to install a garden window is an excellent way to start a DIY project.
If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen garden windows or have another home project in mind, the professionals at Master Seal can help. With over 40,000 home installations in the Baltimore area, our team is here to help you improve the value, style, and safety of your home. Call us now at 855.608.1580 for a free in-home consultation for garden windows.
Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Installing a New Garden Window
Replacing a kitchen window with a garden window is easier than you may think. You’ll need at least one extra set of hands and some basic tools to transform your window. Here are some basic instructions for installing a garden window.
Measure Your Old Window and Purchase Your New Window
Measure the existing window and begin removing the window so you can get an exact measurement. If the window has a removable sliding pane, pull that out first. Then, gently remove the window frame by cutting away caulking and sealant with a knife. Use a hacksaw or screwdriver to remove the screws or nails holding the window in place. There is usually one screw on each side of the window. Have someone stand outside to help slide the window out of the frame. Double-check your measurements before ordering your new garden window.
Fitting Your Garden Window
When your window arrives, ask someone to help you fit it into the frame. It is rare the window will fit perfectly. It’s customary to fit it to the top of the frame and use sealant to bridge the gap at the base of the frame. Sealing gaps underneath the window will be less visible than above the window. Once you’ve fit the window, remove it from the frame and repair any damage to sheetrock or paint from removing the old window. Now is the best time to do any minor repairs.
Apply Flash to the Window and Raw Frame
Flash is a silver metallic film used as a barrier in the raw window frame and on the corners of the window. Apply the film with proper adhesive so it can act as a barrier to moisture and increase insulation. You’ll want to apply it, so it’s not visible when the window is set into the frame.
Once you’re done, double-check the window is level and check for any interior or exterior gaps to fill. Take the time to touch up any paint, and your garden window is ready for plants.
Upgrade Your Garden Windows Today with the Pros at Master Seal
If you’re ready to upgrade to a garden window but aren’t up for a DIY program, the team at Master Seal can help. Based in Parkville, Maryland, Master Seal offers aluminum, steel, wood, vinyl, or fiberglass door repair and installation for homes across the DMV. With decades in the door and window field, our team can help with any garden window repair or upgrade to help your indoor garden thrive. We’ve replaced and repaired countless doors and windows, helping the community reduce energy costs and improve safety, security, and home values.
Call Master Seal Now for a Free In-Home Consultation for the Perfect Garden Window
Don’t wait. Call us now at 855.608.1580 to speak to a specialist and book a free in-home consultation, and get started with your home improvement project.