The guys came and measured and took stock of the situation. Then, we got the estimate and placed the order. After a couple of weeks, the windows arrived on site at the hardware/building supply store and a week later, the installation guy drove into our driveway and went to work!
One of the guys began to pull the aluminum wrap away from the outside of the windows.
Next, one of the guys would use a saws-all and cut all the way round each window. Then, any rotten or damaged wood was removed with a pry bar and small hand tools and replaced with new wood and screws.
Next the window springs and connectors were cut and removed. Then, the windows were removed one at a time. The new windows were placed in the hole with one fellow on the inside and one on the outside. As the outside fellow added shims to level up the window, the inside fellow would place a screw through the window frame and shim and into the wood 2 x 4 surrounding the window opening. The shims were cut off to be flush and even with the window.
Foam insulation was sprayed into the opening surrounding the window and left to dry overnight. The next day, the guys returned and began to wrap the opening with a wood-grain, vinyl-clad aluminum. They used a machine that would cut and fold the aluminum in a precise manner. Then, slid it into place and nailed it.
The result is a clean, simple, beautiful window and surround.
When he had finished the installation, the window guy, Troy, swept away the mess, loaded it all onto his truck and trailer and hauled it away!
I love the look of the new windows and we can already tell a huge difference in energy efficiency and the noise level inside the house is less as well.
The view is wonderful from inside as well!
Even before I've washed them, they are clean and clear and look beautiful!