How to Effortlessly Replace a Double Hung Window with a Casement: A Comprehensive Guide

Replacing a double hung window with a casement window can give your home a fresh new look, while also improving energy efficiency and functionality. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of seamlessly replacing your double hung windows with casement windows. With over 1000 words of detailed instructions, you'll be well on your way to a beautiful and efficient home upgrade.

Preparing for the Window Replacement

Before diving into the actual replacement process, it's important to gather all necessary tools and materials. Here's a list of what you'll need:

Measuring tape



Pry bar

Utility knife




Caulking gun



Casement window

Window flashing

Window installation screws


Window trim

Once you have all the required tools and materials, it's time to measure your existing double hung window. This will ensure that you purchase the correct size casement window for the replacement.

1. Measure the width of the window from jamb to jamb.

2. Measure the height of the window from the sill to the head jamb.

3. Take note of these measurements and use them to purchase the appropriate casement window.

Removing the Old Double Hung Window

With your new casement window in hand, it's time to remove the existing double hung window. Follow these steps to safely and efficiently remove your old window:

1. Remove any window treatments, such as blinds or curtains.

2. Use a utility knife to cut through any paint or caulk sealing the window in place.

3. Carefully remove the interior window trim with a pry bar, being cautious not to damage the surrounding wall.

4. Remove the lower sash of the double hung window by lifting it up and tilting it inward.

5. Remove the upper sash by lowering it and tilting it inward.

6. Unscrew any remaining hardware or brackets holding the window in place.

7. Use a pry bar to carefully remove the window from the opening.

Preparing the Window Opening

Before installing your new casement window, it's crucial to prepare the window opening. This will ensure a proper fit and airtight seal for your new window. Follow these steps to prepare the opening:

1. Inspect the window opening for any damage, such as rot or cracks. Repair any issues before proceeding.

2. Clean the window opening, removing any debris or old caulking.

3. Apply a layer of window flashing to the sill, extending it up the sides of the window opening by at least 6 inches.

4. Check the sill for level, and use shims if necessary to create a level surface.

Installing the New Casement Window

With the window opening prepared, it's time to install your new casement window. Follow these steps for a successful installation:

1. Carefully lift the casement window into the opening, ensuring it is centered and level.

2. Temporarily secure the window in place by driving a screw through the top corner of the window frame into the jamb.

3. Check the window for level and plumb, making any necessary adjustments with shims.

4. Once the window is properly positioned, secure it in place by driving screws through the window frame and into the jambs and sill. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommended screw pattern.

5. Insulate the gap between the window frame and the opening with minimally expanding foam insulation or fiberglass insulation.

6. Apply a bead of caulk around the exterior of the window to create a watertight seal.

7. Install the window sash and hardware according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Finishing Touches

With your new casement window installed, it's time to add the finishing touches:

1. Reinstall the interior window trim, or install new trim if desired.

2. Touch up any paint or caulk as needed.

3. Reinstall window treatments, such as blinds or curtains.

And there you have it! With this comprehensive guide, you've successfully replaced your old double hung window with a beautiful and functional casement window. Enjoy the improved energy efficiency and fresh new look of your upgraded windows.

Casement Window


Casement windows are the most common style of window. They feature hinged panels that swing open and closed. Casement windows are available in single panels or multiple panels. The direction a door swings, either to the right or the left, is called the handing. In addition to handing, window are identified as either inswing or outswing depending on whether they open into the house or towards the outside.


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