Installing a casement window is not really rocket science. But it involves certain steps which can be quite tricky. Hence, do take care and precaution while doing so.
1. For starters, begin by stapling a length of waterproof flashing onto the backside of the window frame. Due to this, one will be able to fold it up from beneath and thus, the base can get all covered up. However, do make sure that a lot of over hand is still available on both sides of the frame, even after stapling.
2. Then, staple the over hand very neatly and very tightly into the position meant for it onto either sides of the Casement window frame. With this, one can hold the flashing in its given spot. At the same time, it will be left loose on the front side of the frame.
3. The next step would basically be marking up and drilling pilot points for the casement window frame. The exact nuances of this is marking and drilling pilot holes near the top as well as the bottom sides of the frame. The holes you drill out should be in the range of 40-50 millimeters back from the window jamb and 75 to 100 millimeters from the uppermost and lower most points of the window frame. Make sure that the width of the hole should be exactly the same as that of the shank of the screw being utilized for this purpose. Otherwise the look may be a bit messy and also the screws will not fit properly.
4. Leveling up the casement window is the following measure you have to take. For this, position the window into the opening of the wall where it has to be finally put up. The casement window Replacement may be of good weight and you may require another person to aid you in doing this. With a spirit level, make sure that the window is all leveled up properly. If such is not the case, do the leveling work with masonite packers. After this, use a ruler to ensure that the frame is what is spoken of as `sitting flush with the internal walls’.
Again, be sure that the frame is now placed in the position in which it is to be finally installed. When you are sure of this, push in the screws via the pilot holes right into the base frame structure of the house itself. For ensuring that this is done in the best possible fashion, countersink the screws in a way that they sort of `sit it out.’ This should happen below the surface of the wood. If you do this, you can then cover up the screws with putty before paint application. The ugly screws will not show up in an ungainly manner. This way, the final touch of the whole job will be very neat and tidy.