IMPORTANT: All Avonni Window and Door units must be installed per the installation instructions. If units are not installed in a manner that conforms to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, the warranties will be null and void.
Please read entire installation instructions carefully and thoroughly before starting.
These instructions apply to both 2-panel and 4-panel doors.
Inspect for Damage:
Carefully inspect the unit for shipping or handling damage. Shipping damage may include scratched or broken glass, damaged sash, broken jambs or cladding. If the unit does not meet the specifications ordered or has any shipping damage, do not install the unit and contact your local A&H Windows distributor. All shipping locks and packaging must be removed from the unit prior to installation.
Installation of Unit:
Verify that width and height dimensions are correct. Rough opening should be 1/2″ wider than overall frame width and 3/4″ greater than overall frame height. Sill plate should be flat and level. Make sure opening is dry, clean and free of dirt and debris.
NOTE: Flashing and/or an appropriate method of sealing shall be designed as a part of an overall weather-restrictive barrier system. It is not the responsibility of the window manufacturer to design or recommend a flashing system appropriate for each job condition. For flashing instructions, follow all local building codes applicable to the construction applications. Avonni strongly recommends the use of a sill pan.
This will create a seal between the sill pan and the sill. Set the sill pan in place and make sure that it is fully seated in the sealant, especially the front lip.
Make sure the butyl pad is in good condition and properly adhering.
Make sure that the sill is straight, flat and level. Use a tape measure to measure the diagonal dimensions of the frame to ensure the frame is square. This measure should be double-checked by using a framing square.
Shim at the top of the side jambs as required. Use a level or straight edge to ensure the jambs are straight. Also check frame width across head, center and sill. IMPORTANT: Proper shimming is required to ensure the unit will perform properly.
The length of the flashing should equal the height of the rough openings + (2x width of the flashing material) -1″. Install the flashing so that the edge contacts the inside corner of the nailing flange. The top of the flashing should extend only 8-1/2″ above the top edge of the door-frame; Make sure that the side flashing overlaps and covers the ends of the sill flashing. Repeat for opposite side.
Removing the Operating Panel:
CAUTION: Take care to support the top of the operating panel so it does not fall. Remove the screws from the operating side head track. Then, while moving the operating panel towards the closed position, slide the head track back through the plow at the top of the operating panel.
F or 4-panel door:
Operator side head track can be pulled straight down after removing screws. Do not have to slide over top of the panel.
CAUTION: Take care to support the top of the operating panel so it does not fall.
CAUTION: Lift with care. Panels are very heavy. Use two people to remove panel. 7. Set the panel down carefully so as not to damage the panel extension at the exterior side of the panel bottom.
Installing the Operational Panel:
For 4-panel door: Repeat opposite side.
CAUTION: Lift with care. Panels are very heavy. Use two people to install panel.
CAUTION: Take care to support the top of the operating panel so it does not fall. The panel should roll easily.
If it does not, reposition until rollers are on the track.
Again, make sure that the correct track piece is inserted and screw into place.
Be careful not to pinch the bulb weather-strip between the head track and slide jamb.
For 4-panel door: Slide the panel into the closed position and engage the operating panel interlock with
the stationary panel interlocks. While holding the active panel in place, insert the stationary side head track into the plow and secure into place with screws.
Slide the operating panel into the open position and place the operating side head track into the head jamb. Screw the track into place. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to install the second operating panel.
Panel height adjustment: The height of the operating panel can be adjusted by accessing the height adjustment screw on each roller. To access the screw, remove the cap from both holes at the bottom of the panel on the interior side.
Insert a large slotted or Philips screwdriver into the screw and turn counter-clockwise to adjust the panel upward. Adjust the rollers as needed to ensure a proper fit between the panel and frame.
For 4-panel doors:
Adjust the rollers on the second active panel as on the first. The panels should be set to the same height and must be parallel with one another.
Strike bar adjustment: The strike bar can be adjusted via the slotted holes in the base plate. By slightly loosening the screws, the bar can be adjusted up or down to achieve correct alignment with the lock mechanism. Do not over-tighten.
Handle set installation: Separate handle set installation instructions are supplied with the hardware set.
Flush bolt adjustment (4-panel door): The position of the strike plate for the flush bolt (installed on the head track above the panel) can be adjusted for proper alignment with the flush bolt. The plate is adjusted via the slotted screw holes on either side of the flush bolt hole.
Foot-operated lock (4-panel door): See separate installation instructions.
General Finishing Instructions:
Important: Notwithstanding the above exemplary instructions, installation of these windows requires knowledge of, and must be in conformity with, all applicable federal, state and local codes and regulations.
Installation of these windows also requires:
– a working knowledge of the tools
– equipment and methods
– a familiarity with caulking and sealing procedures
– a familiarity with glass handling procedures
– an understanding of the fundamentals of residential construction
Flashing and/or an appropriate method of sealing shall be designed as a part of an overall weather-resistivity barrier system.
Field-applied protective coatings can damage insulated glass, sealant, weather-stripping and gaskets. These are not recommended and will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Mortar left on cladding or glass can damage these surfaces.
Remove all foreign material from these surfaces before curing takes place.
Any type of film or tinting material applied to the glass surface could result in damage to the glass and does void the warranty.
Failure to follow factory installation instructions will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Installing any A&H Windows product in any structure that has been partially or wholly clad with any type of synthetic stucco, Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS), Direct Applied Exterior Finishing System (DEFS),drainable.
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