DIY Replacement of UPVC Window Stays- A Step-by-Step Guide

  • jack kun
  • 2024/04/29
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If your UPVC window stays are broken or malfunctioning, you can easily replace them yourself with a few simple tools. This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step, so you can get your windows working properly again in no time.

Tools and Materials You’ll Need:

– New UPVC window stays

– Screwdriver

– Pliers

– Tape measure

– Pencil or marker

– Utility knife

Step 1: Remove the Old Window Stays

Start by opening the window and locating the screws that hold the old window stays in place. Remove the screws using a screwdriver. Once the screws are removed, carefully pull the old window stays out of the window frame.

Step 2: Measure and Mark the New Window Stays

Next, measure the length of the old window stays. The new window stays should be the same length or slightly longer. Mark the new window stays at the appropriate length using a pencil or marker.

Step 3: Install the New Window Stays

Position the new window stays in the window frame and align them with the holes for the screws. Insert the screws into the holes and tighten them securely using a screwdriver. Make sure that the window stays are flush with the window frame.

Step 4: Test the New Window Stays

Close the window and test the new window stays by opening and closing the window several times. The window should open and close smoothly without any resistance. If the window is not opening or closing smoothly, adjust the screws on the window stays until the window operates properly.

Step 5: Clean Up

Once the new window stays are installed and working properly, clean up any debris or tools that you used. Dispose of the old window stays properly.

Tips:

– If you are not comfortable replacing the window stays yourself, you can hire a professional to do it for you.

– Window stays are available in a variety of styles and finishes. Choose a style that matches the existing window hardware.

– If the window stays are very rusty or damaged, you may need to replace the entire window.

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