One important thing you may have in your house is window grill- it can accentuate the appearance of your house generally. Due to some reasons, such as wanting to repair or replace old grilles, you may need to remove them completely from the windows. This is where the knowledge of removing window grilles comes handy. You may want a DIY or consult a professional to carry out the procedure for you. Whichever the case, it is a simple and an easy task to remove window grilles. Of importance to note is that you should have the necessary supplies and equipment for the task to be carried out successfully. Such equipment include screwdrivers, gloves, knives, paintings and painting brushes. So what are these simple steps one is supposed to follow so as to accomplish the task successfully? Take a look.
– Know your grilles by examining them keenly.
Assess your grilles, in all the sides, to familiarize yourself with all the screws locking them. Check the top, bottom, right and bottom sides to spot all the screws. Are the grilles permanently connected to the windows or not? Close examination can give you all the answers you need pertaining how they are fixed, where they are connected to the windows and with what. Spotting the joints connecting the grilles to the windows is also of great importance before proceeding to completely removing them. This helps you to know which parts need your attention in the removal process. Manual checking is adequate in this stage; your eyes is all you need.
– Remove screws locking the grilles.
After examining all sides of the grilles for joints and screws, the next step releasing the screws. Appropriate tools and equipment of screw removal are needed here. For example, a screwdriver can perform this task for you nicely. The number of screws locking the grilles will determine how long you take here, but with the proper screwdrivers the task can be made easier. When these screws are released, removing the grilles from the window becomes an easy task and so it can be done quickly and effectively. The task is even made simpler when you use automatic screwdrivers- this saves you a lot of time and you will not need to spend much time here struggling with how to release mere screws embedded on the window.
– Cut the connection between the grill and the window.
A knife is the necessary tool in this step and a sharp one will do you justice in this case. Here, you are needed to remove the grind found between the grills and your window. I would admit that for some individuals, this step may be a bit challenging, but a qualified professional can do it easily. If you would like to totally DIY, then you can look for guidance from the internet. Be sure to find video clips all over the internet guiding you on how a knife can release the window grilles. Most of these instructional videos do have demonstrations to ensure better understanding, so it is going to be easy for you to follow the steps.
– Pull the grill.
If you have had a successful separation of the grill from your window, it is now time to pull the grill gently from the window. This is a very crucial step in the procedure. Therefore, much caution is needed at this stage. Roughness and recklessness are your biggest enemies in this particular step. You need to be careful in terms of protecting yourself from injury and the window from possible damages. That is why you need to put on gloves so that you are safe from any hazardous items on your window such as broken glass panes which can cut you. The pull needs to be gentle to ensure that there will be no cases of damages to the window such as window pane breakages and window cracks.
– Mend cracks and dents found on your windows.
Some people may think that pulling the grilles is the last step in this procedure. Well, the truth is that, your window may have cracks and dents which may have been caused by different things and this is the right time to fix these damages. If you would like to replace the old grills with new ones, then this is the perfect time for you to fix the dents and cracks, so that your new furniture will be free from any weaknesses. Trust me, you do not want to install new grilles to a cracked window, they may not even look well since they will have been installed on a weakened window. Fixing the cracks also helps to ensure that the strength of your windows is maintained. Repainting the windows to hide the repaired dents and cracks is advisable. This does not only conceal the repairs but also ensures that your windows appear attractive overall. This is what marks the last step in window grill removal.
– Successful window grill removal is four steps away.
The good thing with this is that they are simple and you do not require sophisticated tools to do this. The other good news is that there are so many resources in the internet, like this one, which can help you in the procedure. If you are stuck somewhere in between, the internet can be your savior. It will give you the right tips for you to remove window grill successfully. This is for the case where you are removing the window grilles yourself.
If you would like a professional to do that for you, then getting one is easy. In Singapore, there are several companies which are willing to carry out the task for you at a pocket-friendly price. Your task is looking for the best window grilling company- the one that is has a business license and is certified and has a good reputation. If it has good reputation it means that it has been able to deliver brilliant results because it has the appropriate resources in terms of experienced man power and tools and equipment. This means that you too will be assured of incredible results.