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How to Replace a Window Using Backer Rods

October 09, 2018

Replacing a window can be quite the hassle if you don't know what you're doing. Upgrading loose or broken windows is often more challenging than installing new ones. It requires the careful replacement of the broken or outdated windows and their panes using backer rods and a variety of other tools.


At Alcot Plastics, we offer a number of polyethylene products including backer rods, pool noodles, and pipe insulation.


To achieve optimal results, you need to have the right backer rods for the job.

You Might Additionally Require the Following Tools and Equipment:

  • Tape measure
  • Putty knife
  • Hammer
  • Caulking gun
  • Paint scraper
  • Flat pry-bar

Once you've removed the pane, various techniques may be used to properly replace your window. Here's what you need to do to restore your outdated or broken windows:


Measure and make a substitute of the existing window – Using a tape measure, take the measurements of the window. Once the measurements have been taken and the dimensions are recorded, a suitable replacement window can be either found or fabricated for you!


Remove the existing window – To remove the existing window, you might need to remove the sashes by unscrewing it or prying it off. To prevent any damage, always keep the removed windows in a safe place away from excessive moisture or direct sunlight. This protects them from surface damages or rapid degredation.


Loosen and remove the window frame – The window frame should also be removed and kept together with the old window, except in the instance where the window frame will be recycled.


Install the new window – When placing the new window, ensure that you create adequate space for installing the new window. For a more effective fixture, ensure that you have the right backer rods and silicone glue for sealing any gaps between the window frame and the fitted window.