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03 May 2012 - 1 years ,11 months , 22 days ago
When in the process of doing some simple redecoration of your home, it is a good idea to plan ahead and think about the order in which you are going to do things. This is important when it come to fitting new external doors to your home such as upvc stable doors, bi-folding doors and of course any other type of double glazing installation.
For example, I have been a professional door installer for around four years and have seen many homes fully restored to very high standards, including new flooring, new ceilings as well as freshly hung wall paper. And as you may of guessed, non of the exterior doors or windows would have been changed. You will see this rotting window with paint falling off and maybe a large crack showing, and then the walls surrounding are perfectly decorated! Old timber frames,such as sash box frames, can have the frames set deep into the wall. In some cases these installations require repair to the window surround, but your installer should leave you with an tidy surrounding ready for your touch with the paint brush!
When my team would come to tackle a job like this we would always explain that in some cases the plaster around the window can crumble away, though this is not always foreseeable as you can imagine! However keeping this in mind will really save you a lot of time when planning your DIY venture.
In around nine out of ten cases the composite door fitted will not at all affect any of the paint work and you can simply add a length of upvc trim. This will then cover the small gap between the new door frame and the wall itself, and this will in turn cover the join. Finally using a neutral silicone (which you can buy from your local double glazing upvc stockist) you can fully seal up around the joints.
If you are thinking about fitting your own door or windows please don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail and I will be more than happy to give advice on any planning you may need. And also if you have any subject requests of anything double glazing related you would like me to write about on this blog please drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to post your topic. This blog is updated frequently :)