This step-by-step guide will show you how to fit a new window trickle vent. Airflow is extremely important in a household because it helps remove moisture from your home, reducing condensation. We’re going to start with a list of equipment you’ll need to begin this process.
- Window trickle vent
- Tape measure or ruler
- Pencil or pen
- 8-10mm tungsten carbide tip drill bit
- Pozidriv drill bit
Now that you have your list of equipment gathered, you should probably order a new trickle vent. We sell a range of through frame trickle slot vents manufactured by RW Simon, an industry leader in air management. They come in a range of colours and sizes to suit all uPVC windows regardless of age.
Drilling the holes for your trickle vent
First lets open the trickle slot vent and remove all the accessories. If you decide to order your trickle vent from us it will include both internal and external vents, as well as screws and cover caps.
- Measure the length of the opening slot, just the part where air will flow through.
- Using your pen or pencil, draw a line the length of the above measurement on the top of your window. It’s important that you install the trickle vent at the top because this ensures the best possible airflow.
- Take your drill and 8-10mm drill bit and proceed to drill a series of holes across the line. Ensure you drill these holes as close together as possible in order to increase the effective airflow.
- Drill all the way through the window, making sure you do this in a straight line.
- Whilst drilling you may find your window is reinforced with steel. In this case, don’t panic this won’t affect installation, it’ll just take a little extra time. If you ordered a TCT drill bit from us, then it’s unlikely you will even notice.
Fixing the trickle vent to your window
- Take the internal trickle vent, the one with the open and close switch and offer it up over the freshly drilled holes.
- Using the screws provided, screw them into the designated holes on either side of the vent. It’s important not to over tighten the screws because this can cause the trickle vent to crack.
- Finally, repeat this process with the external vent, the one with the bug guard on it, on the outside of your window.
That’s it, you should now know how to fit a new window trickle vent. If you find you need any further assistance with the installation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.