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400 Series Woodwright® and Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Insert Windows Measurement Guide

  • Getting Started

    • Careful measurement of window openings is critical when installing new insert windows.

    • If you have questions, call 1-888-888-7020. For more information and complete copies of installation guides visit andersenwindows.com .

    • Check frame for rotted wood.

    • Rotted wood must be repaired or replaced.

  • Getting Started (cont.)

    • Make sure opening is plumb, level and square. If not, adjustments must be made to window size when ordering.

    • Make sure a 3-1/4" wide pocket exists or can be created for the insert window.

    • Log measurements for every window on a measurement worksheet.

    • Woodwright® and tilt-wash insert windows can only be joined in 1-way combinations.

  • Measure Carefully

    • Measure opening horizontally at top, middle and bottom.

    • Record smallest width rounding down to nearest 1/8".

    • Measure vertically from underside of head jamb to sill (behind the stool) at left, center and right side.

    • For picture windows, measure vertically from underside of head jamb to top of the stool. Measure at left side, center and right side. This is measurement A.

    • Slide thin ruler behind stool to measure stool height. This is Measurement B.

    • Add A and B together and this gives you your unit height.

    • Record smallest width and height on worksheet rounding down to the nearest 1/8".

  • Measure Carefully (cont.)

    • Measure diagonals from corner to corner. If measurements are within 1/8", your opening is square. Mark standard deduction box on worksheet.

    • If diagonals are off by more than 1/8", your opening is out-of-square. Mark the non-standard deduction box and record desired insert window dimensions on worksheet.

    • Use angle finder to determine the existing angle of sill. Round angle to nearest degree and make note on the worksheet.

    • Referencing worksheet, choose appropriate sill angle: 0-degrees, 8-degrees or 14-degrees.

    • If an Angle Finder is not available, determine sill angle by measuring rise over 4".

    • Refer to table to determine angle, and make note on worksheet.

    Measurement Worksheet

    • Choose window style, colors and finishes, glass options, grilles, insect screens and hardware for your new insert windows.

  • Conclusion

 

400 Series Woodwright® and Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Insert Windows Exterior Install

  • Parts and Supplies

    • If you have questions, call 1-888-888-7020. For more information and complete copies of installation guides visit andersenwindows.com .

    Parts Included:
    • Instruction Guide
    • Insert Window
    • (12) #8 x 2" Screws
    • (8) 1/32" Shims
    • (32) 1/16" Shims
    • (3) Exterior Stop Covers
    • Backer Rod
    • (6) Installation Hole Plugs, White
    • (6) Installation Hole Plugs, Gray

    Tools Required:
    • Safety Glasses
    • Caulk Gun
    • Utility Knife
    • Reciprocating Saw
    • Drill/Driver
    • 6" Phillips #2 Bit
    • 3/16" Drill Bit
    • Trim Nailer
    • Level
    • Chisel
    • Putty Knife
    • Tape Measure
    • Table Saw
    • Miter Saw
    • Pry Bar

    Supplies Required:
    • Batt Installation
    • Sealant

  • Check Opening

    • Check the measurements to confirm unit is sized correctly. Also check the window opening to make sure it’s structurally sound.

  • Remove Stops

    • Remove exterior stops.

  • Cut Weight Cords

    • Lower the top sash to sill.

    • If window has a sash balance system, cut top sash balance cords.

    • Remove top sash and dispose.

    • Pry off parting stops.

    • Cut bottom sash balance cords if present.

    • Remove the sash and dispose of properly.

    • Balance systems may vary.

  • Insulate Weight Pockets

    • Remove and dispose of pulleys.

    • If there are weight pocket covers, remove and set aside for reuse.

    • If the existing unit has weights, remove weights from pockets and dispose.

    • Insulate weight pocket with batt insulation and reapply covers.

    • Fill pulley voids with wood to provide anchoring area for installation screws.

  • Caulk the Sill

    • Remove packing clips or bands.

    • Reinstall screw into existing hole.

    • Clean window opening of loose debris.

    • Apply a 3/8" bead of sealant along side jambs and two 3/8" beads along the sill, 2" apart.

  • Place the Window

    WARNING: Windows and doors can be heavy and require safe lifting techniques. Be sure to use a reasonable number of people with enough strength to lift, carry and install the window. Remember to support new window until it is secured in the opening. An unsecured window could fall out and cause injury, product or property damage.

    • Raise bottom sash and lift unit into center of opening.

    • Press window against stool and interior stops

    • Support in place and secure with installation screws.

  • Secure Window

    • Fasten bottom of side jambs using 2" installation screws through predrilled holes.

    • Do not fully tighten screws at this time.

    • Lower both sash fully. Then repeat the process for the side jambs at the center and top of the side jambs.

    • Larger window sizes may have additional pre-drilled holes and screws.

  • Level & Square

    • Make sure window is level and square.

    • Place a level on the sill and use shims as needed to level the sill.

    • Close and lock sash from interior.

    • To check for square, measure window diagonally, corner to corner.

    • Measurements must be within 1/8".

    • To adjust window for square, shim as needed at corner screw locations. Re-measure for square. When unit is square, open sash from interior and tighten corner screws.

  • Tighten Sash

    • Shim directly behind remaining screws. Adjust shims as necessary to straighten jambs.

    • Recheck for square.

    • Tighten screws when straight.

    • From interior, check sash operation and tilting.

    • Tighten installation screws.

    • Close and lock the sash.

  • Insulate Around Window

    • Insulate between frame and opening.

    • Use a putty knife to gently push batt insulation into gap between frame and opening.

    • From exterior, use putty knife to work backer rod in between the frame and opening. Split backer rod if neccesary.

    • Do not use backer rod if jambs start to bow.

  • Seal Gaps

    • Apply sealant to full perimeter between window frame and opening. Connect to sealant previously applied at sill.

    • Use sealant to close sill ends.

  • Install Top Casing

    • Measure width from exterior casing to trim kerf at top, and length between side exterior casings.

    • Using a miter saw, cut top exterior stop cover to measured length equal distance from each end.

    • Use a table saw to cut to the measured width.

    • Press exterior stop cover firmly into kerf across top of window.

  • Install Side Casing

    • Measure width between casing and trim kerf at sides of window, and length between sill and top casing.

    • Subtract 1/16" from measured length, then cut exterior stop covers to length from top end.

    • Cut to measured width. Check for fit and don’t allow jambs to be bowed with exterior stop covers in place.

    • Recut if needed.

    • Press exterior stop covers firmly into kerf, flush at top and with a 1/16" spacing at the bottom for drainage.

  • Seal Exterior Casing

    • Seal between exterior casing and stop covers across top and down both sides.

    • Do not fill 1/16" space at bottom edges. This will allow for drainage.

  • Add Hole Plugs

    • If installing a 400 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung insert window, insert installation hole plugs in upper jamb liner holes.

    • From inside, close and lock sash and insert plugs in upper jamb liner holes only.

    WARNING: Installation Hole Plugs are small parts and, if swallowed, could pose a choking hazard to young children. Remove and dispose of any loose or easily removed installation hole plugs.

  • Completion

    • For continued weather resistance of sealant joints, follow the sealant manufacturer's recommendations for periodic maintenance.

 

400 Series Woodwright® and Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Insert Windows Interior Install

  • Parts and Supplies

    • If you have questions, call 1-888-888-7020. For more information and complete copies of installation guides visit andersenwindows.com .

    Parts Included:
    • Instruction Guide
    • Insert Window
    • (12) #8 x 2" Screws
    • (8) 1/32" Shims
    • (32) 1/16" Shims
    • (3) Exterior Stop Covers
    • Backer Rod
    • (6) Installation Hole Plugs, White
    • (6) Installation Hole Plugs, Gray

    Tools Required:
    • Safety Glasses
    • Tape Measure
    • Utility Knife
    • Drill/Driver
    • Combination Square
    • 6" Phillips #2 Bit
    • 3/16" Drill Bit
    • Putty Knife
    • Caulk Gun
    • Trim Nailer
    • Table Saw
    • Miter Saw
    • Level
    • Chisel
    • Pry Bar

    Supplies Required:
    • Batt Installation
    • Sealant

  • Check Opening

    • Check the measurements to confirm unit is sized correctly. Also check the window opening to make sure it’s structurally sound.

  • Remove Interior Stops

    • Carefully break the varnish or paint seal along interior stops of existing window.

    • Remove the interior stops, being careful not to damage them.

    • Set the stops aside. They will be used again.

  • Cut Weight Cords

    • Cut bottom sash cords with appropriate tool, if present. Remove bottom sash and dispose of properly.

    • Balance systems may vary.

    • Pry off parting stops and dispose of properly.

    • Lower top sash to sill and cut balance cords if present. Remove top sash and dispose of properly.

  • Insulate Weight Pockets

    • Remove and dispose of pulleys properly.

    • If there are weight pocket covers, remove them and set aside for reuse.

    • If existing unit has weights, remove weights from pockets and dispose of properly.

    • Insulate weight pocket with batt insulation and reapply covers. Be sure to fill pulley voids with wood to provide an anchoring area for installation screws.

  • Caulk the Sill

    • Remove orange packing clips or bands.

    • Reinstall screw into existing hole.

    • Clean window opening of loose debris.

    •Apply a 3/8" bead of sealant along side jambs and two 3/8" beads along the sill, 2" apart.

  • Place the Window

    WARNING: Windows and doors can be heavy and require safe lifting techniques. Be sure to use a reasonable number of people with enough strength to lift, carry and install the window. Remember to support new window until it is secured in the opening. An unsecured window could fall out and cause injury, product or property damage.

    • Press window against stool and interior stops.

    • Support in place and secure with installation screws.

    • Pull sill tight against stool and hold it in place until it’s secured with installation screws.

     

  • Plumb & Secure Window

    • Make sure the window fits plumb in opening and secure it.

    • First, fasten 2" screws through pre-drilled holes in window liner and frame.

    • Do not fully tighten screws at this time.

    • Lower both sash fully.

    • Set distance from interior trim to insert window using a combination square at sill to achieve an equal reveal.

    • Repeat measurements with combination square at top of window.

    • Fasten the side jambs at the top and center by using 2" screws through the pre-drilled holes.

    • Larger window sizes may have additional pre-drilled holes and screws.

    • Be careful to not fully tighten screws yet.

  • Level & Square

    • Make sure window is level and square.

    • Place a level on sill and use shims as needed to level sill. Be sure to place shims all the way in.

    • Screws on one side may need to be removed to level sill.

    • Close and lock sash from interior.

    • To check for square, measure window diagonally, corner to corner.

    • Measurements must be within 1/8"

    • To adjust window for square, shim as needed at corner screw locations.

    • Re-measure for square.

    • When unit is square, open sash and tighten corner screws.

     

  • Tighten Sash

    • Shim directly behind remaining screws. Place shims all the way in. Adjust as necessary to straighten jambs.

    • Recheck for square and tighten screws when straight.

    • Check sash operation and tilting.

    • Tighten the installation screws.

    • Close and lock the sash.

  • Insulate Around Window

    • Insulate between frame and opening.

    CAUTION: Do not overpack batt insulation. Over packing can result in bowed jambs. Bowed jambs can affect window performance and/or operation of the unit.

    • Use a putty knife to gently push batt insulation into gap between frame and opening.

    • From exterior, use putty knife to work backer rod in between the frame and opening. Split backer rod if necessary.

    • Do not use backer rod if jambs start to bow.

  • Seal Gaps

    • Apply sealant to full perimeter between window frame and opening. Connect to sealant previously applied at the sill.

    • Use sealant to close sill ends.

  • Install Top Casing

    • Measure width from exterior casing to trim kerf at top, and length between side exterior casings.

    • Using a miter saw, cut top exterior stop cover to measured length equal distance from each end. Use a table saw to cut to the measured width.

    • Press exterior stop cover firmly into kerf across top of window.

  • Install Side Casing

    • Measure width between casing and trim kerf at sides of window, and length between sill and top casing.

    • Subtract 1/16" from measured length, then cut exterior stop covers to length from top end.

    • Cut to measured width. Check for fit and don’t allow jambs to be bowed with exterior stop covers in place. Recut if needed.

    • Press exterior stop covers firmly into kerf, flush at top and with a 1/16" spacing at the bottom edges. This will allow for drainage.

  • Seal Exterior Casing

    • Seal between exterior casing and stop covers across top and down both sides.

    • Do not fill 1/16" space at bottom edges. This will allow for drainage.

  • Replace Trim Stops

    • Reapply original interior stops or cut and install new stops if desired.

  • Add Hole Plugs

    • If installing a 400 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung insert window, insert installation hole plugs in upper jamb liner holes.

    WARNING: Installation Hole Plugs are small parts and, if swallowed, could pose a choking hazard to young children. Remove and dispose of any loose or easily removed installation hole plugs.

  • Completion

    • For continued weather resistance of sealant joints, follow the sealant manufacturer's recommendations for periodic maintenance.

 

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