If you are in the process of shopping for new window sills, then there is a good chance that you have at least run into a little bit of trouble when it comes to finding the right sills for your existing windows that are also within your price range. The good news is that there is a reputable company out there with a lot of experience and specialization in not only window sills, but window thresholds as well. This company is known as Stonexchange, and no matter what specific kind of window sill you may be looking for to install in your home, you can be sure to find it through us. We offer a wide variety of materials when it comes to our sills, such as travertine, carrara, cream sahara marfil, black granite, and any other finish that you could possibly have in mind to make your windows stand out on the interior.
If you are going to be purchasing window sills in the near future, it is also a good idea to know how to go about installing them on your own. Otherwise, you could end up having to pay a lot of money to have a professional company come out and take care of the job for you. Learning how to install window sills can be a lot easier than you might think and can save you a big chunk of change while also giving you the added satisfaction of knowing that you completed the task yourself and made your windows look better than ever.
Before you even purchase your window sill, you are going to need to take the time and make some measurements of your windows in order to figure out the correct size that you are looking for. Usually, a window sill hangs over each side of the window, so it is a good rule of thumb to add one inch to either side of the length of the sill so you can ensure that it is large enough and looks right.
Once you know the measurements of the sill you need, you can often have these custom cut for you. If your window is a standard enough size, then you will likely not need to have this custom done, and most suppliers should have some already available to fit your window size. However, before you purchase a sill, you are still going to need to figure out exactly what material you want it to be made out of, whether it is wood or something harder and more elegant, such as granite or stone.
Once you find and purchase the right window sill for your existing windows through us, the first thing that you are going to need is the right materials. This will include a strong adhesive glue, the window sill itself, a shelf (which is used to hold the sill), and possibly some finishing nails (though this will largely depend on what material your window sill is made out of; if it is made out of anything harder than wood, you will not want to use the nails). You are also going to need some basic cleaning supplies, such as a rag or towel and a spray cleaner that is safe for use on walls.
Once you have all the materials that you need to install the window sill, you are going to want to start by cleaning the area where the sill is to be installed with a standard cleaner. Spray the wall area down and, moments later, wipe it up with a clean towel. This will prepare the wall for the strong adhesive that you will be applying to it later on.
Next, using a level, set up the shelf to be installed. You need to ensure that it is perfectly level so that the window sill will not look crooked. Drill the necessary holes in the wall that will be used to hang the shelf. Next, you are going to need to install the apron of the sill, which is the bottom part that is usually decorative. This is typically done with the adhesive glue, which you can buy at your local home supply store.
If the sill itself has any holes drilled in it, you will want to ensure that you nail the apron into place using those holes. Otherwise, you will simply use the adhesive, applying it to the back of the sill and then pushing it into place. It is a good idea to read the instructions on the back of the adhesive to figure out how long it will need to dry and whether or not you should apply any pressure to the sill as it is doing so.
Once you have done this and let the adhesive dry, then you will have successfully installed your window sill. You can repeat this process for any other sills that you may have to install, as well. The average amount of time that each sill typically takes is about a twenty minutes, though this can vary depending on your amount of experience and how long it takes you to level the sill out just perfectly.
Overall, learning how to install a window sill may seem like a daunting task at first, but if you simply follow the steps above, you will find that it is not very difficult. Not to mention, your window sills will look great once it is all said and done.
If you are still in the process of shopping around for window sills or thresholds, do not forget to check out the our products. There, you will be able to learn more about the company, browse through our inventory, and find out how you can locate a dealer that sells our products near you so that you can be sure to get the best price on your new window sills.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.