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How to properly perform maintenance, installation, installation, replacement of windows in an apartment and a house. Advice from specialists in the installation of windows of the company Aspectmontage MA

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The first thing to do is to remove the old window. Old windows with metal frames are mostly screwed but can also be glued. Knock them down with a chisel if the old rusty screws can no longer be unscrewed. You can also slowly loosen the glued frame with a hammer and chisel, using an iron if necessary.

You acquire a significant additional area by choosing to design a house with a basement.

And, of course, it would be unwise to use the basement only for technical needs and storage of household goods. And to fully utilize the basement rooms like a living room, it is necessary to install windows.

Both for sunlight and natural ventilation of the premises. On a clear sunny day, a pair of windows is quite enough to provide an average level of natural light in the middle-sized basement.

And psychologically, spending time in a room with windows is much more comfortable than in a "concrete cube," even if well lit with electricity.

The process of selecting and installing windows for the basement has some features.

And somewhat different from that of conventional windows.

The main difficulty is that the basement windows are often located either below ground level or at an elevation of ten to twenty centimeters. This suggests that the windows will carry additional loads, mainly exposed to excessive moisture.

But, paying enough attention to the problem of selection and proper installation, you are sure to "win this battle.

Windows in the basement. What material is preferable 

For installation in the basement, you should choose only windows made from modern materials and use the latest technology.

So you are guaranteed to save your money and time.

And nerves, since replacing new windows quickly deteriorated, you will not be happy.

Plastic windows for the basement

Modern windows from PVC - profiles have a soft opening of ten to fifteen percent more than the window of the same size made of other materials. And for the basement, fifteen percent is a very significant plus.

In this case, the plastic window will lose its qualities: neither heat insulation nor sound-protective qualities or structural strength.

If the base in your house is high enough, then the installation of metal windows will be very profitable financially. However, if the windows are located above ground level or half-buried, you can not spend money to order unique designs and buy regular budget windows.

The only condition of choice - the window should have opening casements (at least one) and a sufficiently good level of sound and thermal insulation.

Also, worry about high-quality waterproofing places where the contact frame the walls of the basement. It is best to use polyurethane foam for this purpose. It is expensive but effective and reliable.

Aluminum windows for the basement

Windows of the aluminum profile are appropriate for basement rooms only if you do not plan to arrange a basement for housing.

Because not such a window can sufficiently insulate the room, even if we are talking about the so-called "warm" aluminum profile.

If you plan to use the basement as a technical room, such as a boiler room or storage room, then the aluminum profile is quite suitable for you. For unheated rooms, its protective qualities are pretty enough.

And since aluminum windows are cheaper than plastic, their installation in technical areas is fully justified.

The number of color variations of aluminum designs is vast, and you can always choose a suitable option for your interior.

Wooden windows for the basement

Windows made of wood in the basement and semi-basement rooms are rarely installed.

Because the simple wooden windows are made using the old technology, they will not withstand operation for a long time in the basement. In addition, high humidity, lack of sun, and "drying" effects of wind quickly bring such frames into complete disrepair.

And modern wooden windows are produced by innovative technologies from high-quality wood with various impregnations and coatings, and although durable and "hardy," at a much higher cost than the most expensive and high-quality plastic. This makes their use of basement premises not quite financially justified.

But if you choose modern wooden windows, you will not regret it.

No other material except wood will give you such a cozy and "thorough" atmosphere. And if your house is made of timber with a natural stone finish, the combination with wooden frames will be perfect.

Basement floor. Features of window installation 

There are several ways to provide quality natural light to basement and semi-basement rooms.

The first is, of course, the installation of windows.

But a variant using skylights and light pits is also possible.

The option is chosen depending on the design and height of the basement and your personal preferences. It is also possible to combine several varieties of basement glazing.

If the basement of your house is high, then the best option would be to install conventional windows. But, as the saying goes, "cheap and sulfuric."

And if the windows a half or fully underwater, then there are three possible options:

Installing windows

To be able to install a standard window, you will need to dig a pit.

Usually, it is finished with concrete or brick. The pit can have both rectangular and semicircular shapes, and its size should be slightly larger than the size of the window.

Sometimes, pits close lattices. This option has a double benefit - and the penetration of intruders will save and secure from falling into the hole of children or pets.

The bottom pit should be deepened by about fifteen to twenty centimeters below the window sill and must be equipped with a drainage grate. Otherwise, you get a window "aquarium instead after a rain or spring flooding."

The water diversion should be carried out in a storm drainage system or use a perforated drainage pipe, deepening it a meter into the ground and filling around the crushed stone. This way, you will get an absorption well, distributing water evenly in the soil.


Installing skylights

Installing skylights

Tunnel skylights are corrugated tubes coated inside with reflective material and closed at the top of a transparent dome.

One end of the lamp is inserted into an opening made in the wall, and the second lead to the surface of the pit. For installation, the lantern pit must be closed from above.

Lanterns pass less light than windows but also cost less

The amount of light depends on the diameter of the lantern, which can have a diameter of twenty-five to fifty-five centimeters, and on the orientation of the dome relative to the sides of the light. Also, ensure that the lantern is not covered by anything, such as a bush, flowerbed, or tree.

One light lantern with a diameter of twenty-five centimeters will effectively illuminate no more than four square meters of the room, with a diameter of thirty-five centimeters - up to six meters, and fifty-five - "handle" the room up to twenty-five squares.

You can install a frame with a lamp in some tunnel lanterns. At night, such a lantern will turn into a kind of lamp - a sconce.

Models of light tunnels are available as deaf, with the possibility of opening.

But be careful with the available versions - they can "seep" enough to flood the room with water during the rain.

Installing a skylight

A basement light pit is constructed of polypropylene reinforced with fiberglass, with a protective grid.

It is installed at the window's location before backfilling the foundation pit.

If the wall outside is waterproofed, light pits are used to ensure a watertight connection: the joint between the structure and the wall is filled with a sealing mass.

Light pits are produced in a wide dimensional grid. Therefore, if there is a need to establish a wet hole at a considerable depth, you can use particular extensions that will increase its height.

There are models of skylights with drainage grates at the bottom, which can be used to connect to a storm drainage system or wall drainage.

How to make windows in the basement

In the arrangement of windows in the basement, there are some fundamental points to be aware of before starting to glaze the basement room: 

  • Very often, when installing windows in the basement, use pits, guided by the rule: the area of the bottom hole should be approximately equal to the site of the window, also matters and its shape. Most often, it is rectangular with a long side parallel to the wall of the house, half as wide as a window, and short sides with a length of not more than a meter. The bottom should be at least twenty centimeters deeper than the bottom edge of the window and equipped with a drain for rain and flood water drainage.
  • It is desirable, and the location and number of windows in the basement are to determine before construction. Otherwise, you will have to cut openings in the finished foundation, and the "good" will not do. And it will cost a lot of money for such works since while making the window apertures, the layers of hydro- and heat-insulation will be damaged, and the surface will have to be re-insulated.
  • In addition to the grid over the window, it is recommended to make a small visor so that the niches are not littered and do not get atmospheric precipitation. A convenient option with the device of polycarbonate canopies, they perfectly cope with rain and flood waters and are easy to clean when necessary.

Replacing the basement window

Replacing the basement window

Replacing the basement window - inserting the new window

You can now insert the new window into the opening. Using wooden wedges, a spirit level, a hammer, and a rubber mallet, secure the new window to fit vertically and flush. If the new metal frame has screw holes, you can now drill holes for the dowels with a drill.


Screw in and close the new cellar window

Screw in and close the new cellar window

Place the dowels on the screw tips and carefully insert them into the holes provided. You can now tighten the screws with a cordless screwdriver. Now take the polyurethane foam in your hands and, following the manufacturer's instructions, insert it into the sealed spaces between the basement window opening and the basement window frame. Note that the polyurethane foam expands many times.


Plaster the replaced window around the soffit

Plaster the replaced window around the soffit

After the sealing foam has cured, carefully cut it off with a stationery knife. Depending on the basement wall material, you will need to apply primer to the ceiling to be plastered and then wait again before plastering according to the manufacturer's instructions. The replaced basement window can then be plastered. A final application of a thin plaster trowel may be recommended.


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