Are you about to wrap your windows using aluminum coil? Here are a few things that you’ll first need to know. It might look daunting at first but if you are a DIY kind of a person you are really going to enjoy this project. You will realize that as soon as you understand the tricks and tips and have the required hardware you can easily wrap a window sill using aluminum coil quickly and effortlessly. So here are the 5 steps that you need to follow.
Step 1 – Measure
Start this project by taking the measurements of your window sill. Add at least 3 inches to the width of the window sill. You might need this for making corner caps.
Also, add at least 1/8-inch to each of the measurements for the 3 sides of the sill. You might need this to the face or underside and top of your sill. Once you have all the measurements ready, add all of them up. This will be the complete measurement for the full piece of aluminum coil.
Step 2 – Transfer Measurements
Transfer the measurements as you use the brake and coil stock. Make sure that the aluminum coil doesn’t fit tightly around the window sill. It should have an overall loose fit to it.
Step 3 – Frame
Do the same thing for the frame of your sill. Most likely, you’ll go through a few pieces before you get a feel of the process. Make bend tabs and relief cuts for a perfect fit.
Step 4 – Corner Caps
To make corner caps, hold the sill cape made of aluminum up to the window sill. Mark each ends of the sill as you do this. Bend the tabs over the sill to create a box.
Step 5 – What to Prevent
It’s important to understand what you’ll be looking to prevent when wrapping a window corner sill with aluminum coil. If done incorrectly, you’ll have problems with moisture. This is because the wall cavity gets exposed allowing all of the outside moisture to get in. If done correctly, the window will become much sturdier. Remember that windows are stands between outside elements and your home. Be sure to do it properly so as to protect your home.
There go the 5 steps to wrap a window corner sill with aluminum coil. Once you are done, you will be rather proud of yourself for having completed a perfect project.