As soon as the work related to the installation of the plastic window frame is completed, the first thing to do is install slopes on them. This advice will be especially relevant in the offseason.
Given all the nuances of the work, it is easy to understand that it is best to entrust its implementation to a company that was engaged in the production of windows and their installation. But, since this procedure is very expensive, many prefer to perform it on their own.
To do this, you may need:
- drywall sheets
- plaster (preferably several types)
- MDF, PVC panels
- wood materials
Quite often, the installation of windows in an apartment is carried out in parallel with other repair work, after which a lot of unused finishing materials remain. This makes it possible not only to save money, but also to design all the rooms in one common style.
Consider the pros and cons of various finishing materials. This will make the right choice and optimize the installation of slopes.
- The best material for installing slopes are MDF panels. Their advantages include ease of installation, as well as safety and environmental friendliness. Made entirely from natural materials, they are safe to use under all environmental conditions. This greatly expands the scope of their use. Also, MDF panels can be selected according to the shade depending on the color design of the room, which allows them to fit into any interior. But at the same time, MDF panels have the highest cost in comparison with analogues.
- Plastic materials have much in common with MDF panels. They have similar properties (wide color gamut, easy to install), and the cost of working with them is much lower and more affordable. However, plastic panels are not so environmentally friendly. In particular, under the influence of high temperatures, plastic may be unsafe for the health of residents of the apartment.
- Drywall panels are also trusted and in high demand by customers. They are durable, environmentally friendly and in many respects are preferable to analogues from other materials. The disadvantage is a multi-stage and time-consuming installation process. To install sheets, they must first be fixed on a special glue, after which their surface is painted or decorated in another way. Drywall is also not adapted to high humidity conditions, which is why moisture often accumulates on windows.
The process of installing slopes on windows
During installation, most owners of modern apartments resort to the following technology. Slopes are faced with cement-lime plaster; it is quite simple and cost-effective.
But, nevertheless, the main advantage of this method is that such a composition has antibacterial properties, which will protect windows from mold. Having familiarized yourself with the methods of installing slopes, each person can choose the best option for himself and his apartment.