- Sometimes the weather gets so bad that the windows in garden sheds and other outbuildings need to be replaced.
- If there is window trim on the inside of the shed window, take it off.
Take off the window trim on the outside. You can pry the trim boards loose with a crow bar. Put the trim boards aside in case you can use them again.
Take the window panes off. These are the pieces of framed glass that make up the window. Usually, this means taking off the window jambs or other parts of the window frame that hold the sashes in place. Be careful with the sashes so that you don’t break any glass.
Pull the window frame out of the hole in the wall. Work the trim off of the trim nails that are in the wall studs through the frame. The nails might break through the trim, but they can be taken out of the studs later. Remove any shims or wedges that were used to level the old window.
- These are the pieces of framed glass that make up the window.
- Work the trim off of the trim nails that are in the wall studs through the frame.
Put the new window where the old one was. Shims, which are thin pieces of wood used to fill gaps, should be put between the window frame and the stud walls to make sure they fit together well. Use a short spirit level to make sure the window frame is straight. If necessary, use shims or small wedges of wood to get the level right.
Use 7.5 cm (3 inch) finishing nails to put the window in place. You could also attach the window frame to the stud walls with 7.5 cm (3 inch) deck screws.
- Put the new window where the old one was.
- Use 7.5 cm (3 inch) finishing nails to put the window in place.
If you can, use the boards you saved to fix the exterior trim. You could also replace the trim with new boards that have been cut to fit. Put the trim in place with finishing nails that are 5 cm (two inches) long.
Choose a window that is the right size for the space. Using a different-sized replacement window means adding or removing parts of the stud wall and the exterior siding. This makes the project much harder.
Be careful with the window sashes, especially if the glass has been broken and the edges are sharp.