Sheds are a staple in many gardens in the UK and are excellent for storing away your tools and gardening equipment that aren’t needed in colder periods throughout the year.
Although the structure of the shed is typically made from strong materials such as wood or metals, their windows can be made of more fragile materials such as glass. Often, we see our customers switching out their glass windows for acrylic as it is more impact resistant.
At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we get a lot of customers asking how to replace their shed windows with cut-to-size plastic, so we thought we would share some helpful tips and tricks.
Why Would You Need A Replacement Shed Window?
There are many reasons you might want to replace your shed window and one of the most common reasons is breakages or damages. If your shed window is made out of glass, it can often get broken and shatter due to the fragility of the material. If you have a busy garden with lots of activity, having a football or a branch hit the window can cause the glass to break.
Also, if you have had a shed window installed for a long period of time the effectiveness of that panel can decrease. It can become worn and not fit properly, making draughts more likely to occur. It is also common for acrylic windows UV resistance to decline after 10-15 years.
So whether you want to replace a broken panel, or upgrade the window for performance reasons, acrylic is a cost-effective way to replace a window.
How To Replace A Shed Window
Replacing a shed window is easy to do by yourself, if you have the rights tools. All you need is a screw driver or drill, fixings and the replacement panel. Take a look at these easy steps on how to replace your shed window:
1. Get Yourself & Your Area Ready
As you will potentially be dealing with broken glass or plastic, it is important that you have the correct protective gear on, including gloves and eye protectors. You also may want to lay a sheet down on the floor in case you have to break the panel yourself. That way, it is easy to clean and no pieces of glass or plastic will go onto the ground.
2. Remove The Old Panel
Firstly, you need remove the old panel by using a screwdriver or a drill to remove the old scews in the frame. Then once the screws are out, you can remove the frame and then easily pull away the old panel.
3. Insert The New Panel
If your sheet of acrylic comes with a protective film on it, peel away the film from both the front and the back first. Then all you need to do is place the sheet back in the area where the old sheet was, and put on the frame, then screw the pieces back in.
4. Seal Around The Panel
For extra efficiency, you can use caulk or weatherstripping to seal around the panel to help keep out drafts and moisture.
Ordering A Replacement Shed Window
At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we offer cut to size replacement shed windows in either Perspex Acrylic or Polycarbonate. Both materials have excellent clarity and impact resistance. For an instant quotation, please view your desired material and enter your dimensions into our online calculator.
Cut Plastic Sheeting are based on the south Coast in Ivybridge, Devon UK. We have a full manufacturing facility which enables us to offer Cut To Size Acrylic as well as Cut To Size MDF. Shop our full range of products, including our Clear Acrylic, coloured acrylic and more recent MDF Wood Sheet ranges.
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