Windows are usually a huge concern for any home. They have a sizable impact on the aesthetic attractiveness of the property and an even bigger impact on the ambiance of your house. If you’re reading this article, you are likely considering getting your manufactured home windows replaced.
If so, you are in the right place. Your house will look completely different and you’ll notice a drop in your energy costs if you replace your manufactured home windows. You can’t go wrong with new windows if you wisely spend money on your remodeling. Your inside and exterior are both updated, and you have improved control over the heating and cooling of your home. That’s worth the buck!
Signs that Your Manufactured Home Windows Need a Replacement
If you have installed double-pane, triple-pane, or quadruple-pane windows, you’re likely to run into this issue. The insulated glass unit has a damaged seal, which allows moisture to slowly seep between the glass panes over time. The only solution to this problem is to contact your original window manufacturer to replace it for you. But if you find yourself replacing these windows too frequently, it might be time to upgrade to more robust windows.
High Energy Bills
If you notice your energy bills are increasing or if your house starts to feel drafty, it may be time to replace your manufactured home windows. Old windows have a propensity to let in the draft, which reduces the effectiveness of interior heating. Occasionally, it can be repaired by switching out the weatherstripping or adding fresh caulk.
However, in some circumstances, such as when your manufactured home window has water damage, it could be necessary to install new windows for your manufactured home.
Metal and timber frames are susceptible to significant harm if they are not maintained carefully. If exposed to dampness, wooden frames may enlarge and deteriorate. Aluminum windows will corrode in the interim. It is definitely time for replacements if your manufactured home windows have such damage.
Now, here’s how you may have them replaced.
Step 1: Get Rid of the Window
Simply undo the several screws if the window’s frame is attached to the siding. You’ll need to locate the window’s frame and screws if you can’t see them. You must take out the siding pieces that encircle the window if your siding is made of vinyl or metal.
Step 2: Measure Your Window’s Opening
A good reminder is to measure the opening rather than the window itself. You must then ensure that the opening is square-shaped. Shims can be used to make up the discrepancy if it’s a little off. If it is significantly off, you might want to opt for a smaller window so you can cut your own square opening. Our expert advises that the window sill’s rough opening be square to the sill within 1/8’’ across the width.
Step 3: Get Prepared to Replace Your Manufactured Window
The old putty or caulk surrounding the window aperture must be removed to make room for fresh sealant. You should use new screws when you replace the window. Make a caulk line, replace it with the new window into the opening, and then screw it in.
Lastly, don’t forget to seal the frame and return the siding to the frame’s edges. And you’re done!