In this article you will find detailed information and step-by-step instructions with explanatory photos on how to replace a window shutter.
A window shutter may seem to be an insignificant building detail. But it's not at all. Missing the windowsill it is free to rainwater and snow to penetrate the wall structure with severe damage as a consequence. It's better that it does not go so badly. If the maintenance has been done so that the ink has started to rust, you can easily provide your windows with new, effective protection.
You usually distinguish between drip and window fences. The droplet patch is mounted along the top edge of the top frame of the window while the window lid is placed above the lower frame. Both details have the same function, which in addition is twofold. First, the ink should prevent rainwater from penetrating between the windows of the windows and the wall, and they should be able to divert the water that would otherwise flow over glass and facade. It is not difficult to paint a horror of what happens if these simple protection in the form of sheet metal strips is missing. Water would sip into the wall behind the frame. In a masonry construction, the risk of frost blasting would be obvious. In a wooden structure, the water would "bend" for mold and ripening.
During rain rains, snow rains and thaws, water would penetrate into the insulation, which would sink and store as much moisture that moisture stains would soon appear on the inside of wall. If the material is durable, the assembly is done correctly and the maintenance is done properly, both the drip and window winder work out of the window construction. But it is not always, especially in older houses, where one used a galvanized sheet, and partly nailed the ink to the wall without falling in. There, the roast has often been attached when the protective hot dip galvanizing is lacquered and the natural movements of the house caused slashes between the ink and the façade.
The ink can not be saved with anti-corrosion treatment and painting paint remains only to replace them. Failure to do so results in renovations that are difficult to overlook but are likely to be very cost-effective. Replacing window frames is therefore a clear saving!
It's far from certain that all your windows are in such a bad condition that they need replacing. The wear is usually uneven, mostly depending on whether the windows face an exposed weather or not. Nevertheless, it's hardly profitable to replace single ink, especially if you choose another material for the new ink. The risk is then that the mix of new and older details gives the impression of patches.
Many consider building details such as windowsill to be as discreet as possible. Such an approach makes it easy for you to rarely look at them in everyday situations. Keep in mind when you go your inspection round and do not forget to raise your eyes at each window. At the top of the carm, the drip bleach is so important for the health of the house. Other debris, as often overlooked, are those sitting on window doors, usually altan and balcony doors. Of course, these should also be replaced if they are badly used.
What material you choose is a taste and price question. If you are very keen to give the bleach the same color as the window snatches in general, galvanized steel sheet is closest to because it can be painted. But then you must also expect some maintenance.
Aluminum and especially copper, on the other hand, are maintenance-free but made of the materials are significantly more expensive. The more or less ready-made ink currently available in the trade consists of steel sheet and a double sided PVC layer. Between these are zinc, passive and primary layers. The surface color is either black or brown.
In principle, these ink are maintenance-free. All you have to do is wash them some time sometimes, for example in conjunction with window punching.
Klohammare (1) Small Bristle Electric Kettle (2) (8) Pencil (9) Color scraper (10) Battleglass, (11) Japanese packet (12) Brush.
Window blemish, Droppbleck, Nail matched to the material, Fuse, Sandpaper, Spackle color.