Your wooden casement windows would swing open with the assistance of a crank that is often operated from the interior of your house. The crank is often made of vinyl, metal or a wooden material. The older versions of casement windows often come with wooden crank and they are likely to need new weather-stripping in order to keep out drafts and retain warm air inside your house. The procedure of weather-stripping upgrades is just so easy and you can pretty much do it on your own. You will need to make use of an adhesive vinyl pliable gasket weather-stripping and this is just so easy to mount and remove.
Things you will need
Before you begin the process of replacing weather seals on your old wooden casement windows, you need to make sure that you have all the things you need. Here are the things needed for this process:
· Adhesive vinyl pliable gasket weather-stripping
· Screw drivers
1. First of all, slowly remove the screen of your windows by simply detaching the screen clips with the use of a screw driver. Set aside the window screens and move on to the next step.
2. Afterwards, open your wooden casement windows by simply turning the crank. Open the windows enough for you to be able to reach out to the 3 sides of the sash comfortably. This comprises the bottom part, the top, as well as the far side of the sash.
3. The next step is to take off the old weather-stripping. If this was nailed directly towards the windows, then this can be a bit difficult to remove. If the material that was used is pliable, then you can just remove it entirely without any nails coming out. If there are some nails, then try to remove it as much as you can until it will be totally taken out of the wooden casement windows.
4. Next, measure both sides of the sashes that you need to be sealed. From that point, unroll the adhesive vinyl pliable gasket weather-stripping and then cut off the sections of weather-stripping and then peel off the backing.
5. Finally, slowly press the sections of the weather-stripping in place on the side channels or along the outside channel if you are installing it in the inside channel so as to prevent the wooden casement windows from closing. Press it along the top and the bottom as well.