window replacement is a fairly easy process. If you have the proper tools, you should have no problem installing vinyl windows. Before going to the store, you should make sure you have all of your tools and materials. This includes: plywood sheets, screws, anchors, brackets, and window installation brackets. Some of the tools you will need is a drill, screwdriver, a hammer, drill bits, a pencil, a screw, a tape measure, and some type of marking tape. Once you have the tools and materials, it is time to start vinyl window installation. There are two types of vinyl windows; wood and aluminum. There are also many types of vinyl doors; sliding, casement, and bifold. The type of window you get will depend on how much natural light you want in your house. Sliding doors need to be installed by an individual because they require special tools. The window installation process for sliding doors can be difficult because the track needs to be cut into the sash. This is only one of the problems involved with this type of window. The other problem is that the window can be opened while the sash is being installed; causing a safety hazard. Casement windows can be installed by either using a standard drywall guy or special trackers to help the window slides properly. Installing casements is also a little difficult. You can buy special trackers for this type of window that track the window opening as it opens. These are great if you are planning to install vinyl sashes and want them installed quickly. Bifold doors need to be installed by an individual because the vinyl has a lip around the hinges. If you try to use drywall without this lip around the hinges, then the door will crack. This is one of the biggest problems involved in vinyl window installation. If you cannot install bifold doors without cracking them, then you may not be able to install vinyl doors at all. There are specialized jamb tie downs that help hold the vinyl in place but they can crack if not installed correctly. One of the main problems people face with vinyl windows is that they tend to fade over time. Vinyl windows are usually about 50 years old, so it is important that you take care of them. The best way to keep your windows white is to keep them airy and clean. If you use a special cleaner to wash your windows each time they are installed you will keep them looking nice for years.