Doors and windows are an important part of your architectural design. Long gone are the days when the only option was wooden doors and windows. Architectures and interior designers personally prefer UPVC doors for its multiple benefits. If you want to change your old doors and windows into newones, then this article will guide you with perfect instructions for UPVC doors installation and UPVC window installation. This article will help you hone your carpentry skills by teaching you how to install uPVC doors and windows.
Before we start, make sure that all the products used in the process are of good quality to avoid any kind of harm. Also, check with the door or window dealer from whom you purchased to guide with any specific requirements in regards to uPVC window installation as well as uPVC door installation. Most of the high-quality uPVC doors and windows come with a minimum guarantee of 10 years. Do not hesitate to spend money on it as it is a long term investment.
The following materials will be required in uPVC door installation and the same for uPVC window installation:
- Safety gloves
- Safety glasses
- Spirit level
- Drill machine(electronic or cordless)
- Drill bits
- Measuring tape
- Paper tape
- Screw driver
- Long screws
- Door sealant
- Pvc doors
Pre Installation Instruction:
- Before installing the new doors and windows make sure that they are at least 1cm small in height and width to fit perfectly.
- Get rid of any furniture around the door and window so that you can have a clean and clear environment to work in
- UPVC windows are not load bearing, hence you need to install a lintel above the window.
- Check the quality and design of the received doors and windows before installing them.
Contact uPVC window manufacturers to request a quote on window installation.
Installing the Door to the Frame
Once you have removed the old door you will have to install a uPVC door cill. Here you need a spirit level,drilling machine,screw driver and long screws measuring at least 15cm. first drill holes in the brickwork with the help of drilling machine. Then drill holes in the uPVC door frame. Make sure that you do not bend the frame in the process. Fasten the door frame by inserting the long screws using an electric screwdriver.Use a spirit level while installing the door to make sure that it is aligned properly also plumb.
If you are replacing an old door, make sure that the measurements are precisely the same as the old measurements, but the door should be 0.5-inch smalls smaller than the dimensions. But if you are installing the door at a new house, then leave space around it so that you can easily plaster the brick walls.
Lock the frame into position by fastening it with at least 3 screws on each side and 2 at the top and bottom of the door cill. With regards to the gap between the door and the wall, you will have to use sealant or polyurethane foam. If the gap is more than ½” or 1 cm,apply polyurethane. Where else if space is less, use the sealant used on a regular basis. Select a waterproof sealant, so it can be painted to suit your interior design. Before applying the sealant cover the cill with protective tape or paper tape so that it doesn’t become dirty. Start applying the sealant from corner to the beam till you reach the opposite corner. The sealant generally takes 15 to 30 minute to dry out.
Keep checking the dimension of the sill,to make sure that correct at the bottom,top, and middle. If not you can still loosen or tighten the screws to get the perfect dimension. Once you have got the equal and correct dimension, you can install the door panel.
Contact uPVC door manufacturers to request a quote on door installation.
uPVC Door & Window Installation
Once you have installed the frame, and the sealant has dried out, it is time to install the door. Though this process varies,since the locking system of the manufacturers are different.
But the most common method is by using the hinges, but it is important to take care,as this is a delicate process and requires patience and utmost concentration.
While most of the uPVC doors are already assembles with glazed windows, all you require to do is remove the tape from the frame. To adjust the door for lateral movement use Allen key bolts on hinges. Adjust the door to close properly by adjusting hinges using the screw driver. The Allen key can also to adjustthe front door by placing it under the hinges and turning it to lockthe correct position of the door.
Remove the protective tape and clean the door with a wet cloth. Upvc doors need to be adjusted every 3 months as they could move from their initial position.
Make sure that you follow the instructions correctly to get the done perfectly.
Also read our ultimate guide on UPVC Doors & UPVC Windows.