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What Tools Will You Need to Replace Windows in Your Home?

Replacing the windows in your home can improve its look and lower your maintenance costs and responsibilities. The right windows can also improve the energy efficiency of your home, helping you to save money every month for significant savings over the life of the windows.

Some people prefer to do their Aurora window replacement themselves, thinking that it will save them money. In reality, if you choose the right windows company, you will get free installation and you can be certain that the work is done safely and properly. 

If you insist on performing the window replacement yourself, you will need the following tools: 

  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Measuring tape
  • Screwdriver
  • Utility knife
  • Chisel
  • Pry bar

You will need the screwdriver to remove the screws from the old windows and later to secure the replacement windows to the frame.

You will need the hammer and chisel to remove the jambs and other elements from the frame. Once you remove the older windows, you may find many layers of dried paint, old caulk and rotting wood in the frame. You can use the chisel to remove this debris and create a smooth surface for the new windows. A utility knife can also come in handy for removing dried paint and caulk.

The utility knife can also be used to cut the cords holding the sash weights. The screwdriver and pry bar can also be used to remove old jambs and other elements of the former windows.

Before you can secure the new window, you must measure it to make sure it is square, for which you will use the measuring tape. If the window is not square, you must use shims to create the right angles and position.

Replacing your windows can be a difficult and complicated job - more so than it might seem. The job can also be dangerous. The windows are heavy, and if you drop them, you could be seriously injured.

It is always best to hire a professional to replace your windows. For vinyl window replacement, Aurora residents know to trust Canadian Choice Windows. We sell the vinyl windows Aurora residents love for their quality and affordability. We carry a wide selection of windows in all styles and colors, and we offer an extensive warranty. We also offer great deals on packages and installation.

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