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Add Character to Your New Construction

One of the most common complaints of new construction homes is the lack of character. As I’ve busily saved money for the past few years to build my dream home, I’ve often been worried about this important issue myself. However, while completing some research, I’ve discovered many ways to add character to a newer home. For instance, installing crown molding, a wooden staircase, and trey ceilings are great ways to fill a new abode with character. Another great idea is to install a stained glass window. These colorful beautiful additions give your home old world flair. On this blog, you will learn how to add character to your new place by installing stained glass windows.

Steps To Install Windows In Your Home

Windows are an essential part of any home. They provide natural light, ventilation, insulation, and aesthetic appeal. However, installing new windows can be a daunting task, especially if you don't know what to look for or how to do it properly.

Here are the basic steps involved in window installation to help you better understand the process.  


Before ordering new windows, you need to measure the existing window openings accurately. You should measure the width, height, and depth of each opening from inside the house. In addition, you should measure the diagonal dimensions to check for squareness.

You should also record the measurements carefully. The dimensions will be used to order the new windows and allow them to fit snugly into the openings.


Once you have the new windows ready, you need to remove the old windows carefully. You should use a utility knife, a pry bar, a hammer, and a screwdriver to cut and pry off the interior and exterior trim, the sash stops, the sash cords or springs, and the sashes.

You should also remove any nails, screws, or shims that hold the old windows in place. Moreover, you should dispose of the old windows properly and clean the openings thoroughly.


After removing the old windows, you need to install the new windows securely. You should use a level, a tape measure, a drill, a hammer, and nails or screws to position and fasten the new windows into the openings. You should also use shims to adjust the level and plumb of the new windows before caulking to seal any gaps or cracks around the edges. Next, you should install the interior and exterior trim, the sash stops, and the hardware according to the manufacturer's instructions.


After installing the new windows, you need to test them for functionality and performance. You should open and close each window several times to check for smooth operation and proper alignment. You should also check for any air leaks or water leaks around the windows by using a candle or a hose. If issues are found, you should fix them as soon as possible to ensure optimal efficiency and durability of your new windows.

Installing new windows is a worthwhile investment that can improve your home in many ways. However, it is also a complex and costly project that requires careful planning and execution. To have new windows installed in your home, contact a window specialist in your local area.