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Title:
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING AND FIXING DOORS AND WINDOWS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/076111
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present discloses a system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows. The present invention provides a system comprising a side spacer, a bottom spacer and a mounting member to fit a window and a door within a wall aperture or structure. The use of the disclosed system adapts to different windows or doors regardless of their sizes and of the materials that they are made of.

Inventors:
LAROCHE, Mario (117 rue des Cascades, St-Jérôme, Québec J7Y 4Z4, J7Y 4Z4, CA)
Application Number:
CA2017/051273
Publication Date:
May 03, 2018
Filing Date:
October 25, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
9319-2128 QUÉBEC INC (18 boul. Breton, Warwick, Québec J0A 1M0, J0A 1M0, CA)
International Classes:
E06B1/56; E04F21/00; E04G21/18; E06B1/02
Foreign References:
DE19742291A11999-04-01
GB2394995A2004-05-12
CA2352373A12002-01-06
KR20120137725A2012-12-24
KR200384047Y12005-05-11
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BROUILLETTE LEGAL INC. (1050, Côte du Beaver Hall Suite 150, Montreal Québec H2Z 0A5, H2Z 0A5, CA)
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Claims:
Claims

What is claimed is:

1) A device for positioning an object in relation to a surface, the device comprising: at least one deformable member, the deformable member comprising a first portion adapted to contact the obj ect and a second portion adapted to contact the surface; a deformation member, the deformation member being adapted to permanently deform the deformable member, the deformation of the deformable member positioning the object with regard to the surface.

2) The device of claim 1 , the first portion being deformable.

3) The device of claim 2, the second portion being rigid and being adapted to be fixed to the surface or to the object.

4) The device of claim 3, the first portion providing a force to position the object with regard to the surface upon the activation of the deformation member. 5) The device of claim 1 , the deformation member being adapted to permanently reduce the length of the first portion when activated.

6) The device of claim 1 , the deformable member having two ends, each end comprising an aperture adapted to receive the deformation member.

7) The device of claim 6, each aperture being threaded and the deformation member being threaded.

8) The device of claim 7, the deformation member being a screw.

9) The device of claim 1 , at least the first portion of the deformable member comprising one or more tabs upwardly extending from the first portion.

10) The device of claim 9, the tabs having a sharp end adapted to be fixed to the surface or to the object.

11) The device of claim 1, the device further comprising at least one mounting member adapted to be affixed to the object or to the surface, the at least one mounting member being adapted to mate with the deformable member.

12) The device of claim 1 1 , the at least one mounting member comprising one or more tabs extending away from the mounting member. 13) The device of claim 12, the tabs having a sharp end adapted to be fixed to the surface or to the object.

14) The device of claim 11, the at least one mounting member being a mounting plate.

15) The device of claim 11, the at least one mounting member forming a unitary portion with the deformable member.

16) The device of claim 1, the deformable member being made of rigid yet permanently deformable material.

17) The device of claim 16, the rigid material being galvanized material.

18) The device of claim 1, the object being any side of a window and the surface being a wall enclosure.

19) The device of claim 1, the object being any side of a door and the surface being a wall enclosure.

20) A spacing device between an object and a surface, the spacing device comprising:

- a base portion, the base portion adapted to contact the surface;

- at least one spacing portion extending from the base at an angle, the spacing portion forming at least one open area, the spacing portion being adapted to support at least partially the object.

21) The spacing device of claim 20, the at least one spacing portion defining at least one platform adapted to support the object.

22) The spacing device of claim 21, the at least one open portion being adapted to receive isolation material.

23) The spacing device of claim 21, the base portion comprising at least one mounting member.

24) The spacing device of claim 23, the at least one mounting member being one or more tabs extending upwardly from an upper face of the base.

25) The spacing device of claim 24, the tabs comprising a resilient sharp end adapted for mounting to the surface.

26) The spacing device of claim 21, the object being any side of a window and the surface being a wall enclosure. 27) The spacing device of claim 21, the object being any side of a door and the surface being a wall enclosure.

28) The spacing device of claim 21, the base being made of a galvanized material.

29) A guiding device for attaching an object to a surface, the guiding device comprising:

- a first mounting portion adapted to be mounted to the surface;

- a second mounting portion adapted to be mounted to the object, the second mounting portion extending the first mounting portion at an angle;

- a guiding member extending from the device, the guiding member being adapted to align the object with regard to the surface.

30) The guiding device of claim 29, at least one of the first and second mounting portions comprising at least one mounting member.

31) The guiding device of claim 30, the at least one mounting member being one or more tabs extending upwardly from an upper face of the base.

32) The guiding device of claim 31, the tabs comprising a resilient sharp end adapted for mounting to the surface.

33) The guiding device of claim 29, the object being any side of a window and the surface being a wall enclosure.

34) The guiding device of claim 29, the object being any side of a door and the surface being a wall enclosure.

35) The guiding device of claim 29, the base being made of a galvanized material.

36) The guiding device of claim 29, the first mounting portion further comprises a mean for attaching the at least one mounting member to the object or to the surface.

37) The guiding device of claim 29, the first and second mounting portions forming an L- shape.

38) A method for positioning an object with regard to a surface, the method comprising:

• placing a deformable member in contact with the object and in contact with the surface;

• increasing distance between the object and the surface by permanently deforming the deformable member. 39) The method of claim 38, the method further comprising mounting the deformable member to the object.

40) The method of claim 38, the method further comprising using a deformation member to permanently deform the deformable member.

41) The method of claim 40, the method further comprising fastening a screw of the deformation member to permanently deform the deformable member.

42) The method of claim 38, the deformation of the deformable member further comprising permanently reducing the length of the deformable member and permanently increasing the height of the deformable member.

43) The method of claim 38, the method further comprising inserting a spacing device to support the weight of the object.

44) The method of claim 38, the method further comprising:

- mounting a guiding device to the surface;

- guiding the positioning of the object using the guiding device.

45) The method of claim 38, the object being any side of a window and the surface being a wall enclosure.

46) The method of claim 38, the object being any side of a door and the surface being a wall enclosure.

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Description:
System and method for installing and fixing doors and windows

Cross-Reference to Related Applications

[0001] The present patent application claims the benefits of priority of United States Provisional Patent Application No. 62/412,612, entitled "System and method for installing and fixing doors and windows" and filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office on October 25 th , 2016, the content of which is being incorporate thereof.

Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention generally relates to a system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows. More specifically, the present invention is adapted to facilitate the adjustment and/or positioning of doors or windows during installation.

Background of the Invention

[0003] Conventionally, methods for installing and fixing doors and windows require the use of spacers or shims, such as wood shims for adjusting and/or positioning the windows or doors in the building wall opening. Such a method requires additional operations to prepare both the fixing surface and the windows or doors to be correctly installed.

[0004] A common approach used today in installing windows and doors requires removing the PVC side of windows or doors during the installation. Such procedure typically lengthens the time of installation and may even result in damage to the PVC during the reinsertion.

[0005] Finally, windows' installations usually require at least two installers and more, especially in the case of larger windows or doors being installed on a higher floor.

[0006] Thus, there is need for a novel system and according method aiming at reducing the installation time and increasing efficiency of workers during windows or door installations.

Summary of the Invention

[0007] The aforesaid and other objectives of the present invention are realized by generally providing a system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows.

[0008] In one aspect of the invention, a device for positioning an object in relation to a surface is provided. The device for positioning an object in relation to a surface comprises at least one deformable member and a deformation member. The deformable member comprises a first portion adapted to contact the object and a second portion adapted to contact the surface. The deformation member being adapted to permanently deform the deformable member. The deformation of the deformable member positions the object with regard to the surface.

[0009] In another aspect of the invention, the first portion may be deformable and the second portion may be rigid and adapted to be fixed to the surface or to the object.

[0010] In a further aspect of the invention, the first portion provides a force to position the object with regard to the surface upon the activation of the deformation member. The deformation member is adapted to permanently reduce the length of the first portion when activated.

[0011] In another aspect of the invention, the deformable member has two ends, each end comprising an aperture adapted to receive the deformation member. Each aperture may be threaded and the deformation member may also be threaded. The deformation member may be a screw.

[0012] In yet another aspect of the invention, at least the first portion of the deformable member comprises one or more tabs upwardly extending from the first portion. The tabs have a sharp end adapted to be fixed to the surface or to the object.

[0013] In yet another aspect of the invention, the device further comprises at least one mounting member adapted to be affixed to the object or to the surface, the at least one mounting member being adapted to mate with the deformable member. The at least one mounting member comprises one or more tabs extending away from the mounting member. The tabs have a sharp end adapted to be fixed to the surface or to the object. The at least one mounting member may be a mounting plate.

[0014] In yet another aspect of the invention, the at least one mounting member forms a unitary portion with the deformable member.

[0015] In yet another aspect of the invention, the deformable member may be made of rigid yet permanently deformable material. The rigid material may be galvanized material.

[0016] In yet another aspect of the invention, the object may be any side of a window and the surface may be a wall enclosure.

[0017] In yet another aspect of the invention, the object may be any side of a door and the surface may be a wall enclosure.

[0018] In another aspect of the invention, a spacing device between an object and a surface is provided. The spacing device comprises a base portion adapted to contact the surface; and at least one spacing portion extending from the base at an angle. The spacing portion forms at least one open area and being adapted to support at least partially the object.

[0019] In one aspect of the invention, the at least one spacing portion defines at least one platform adapted to support the object.

[0020] In one aspect of the invention, the at least one open portion may be adapted to receive isolation material.

[0021] In one aspect of the invention, the base portion comprises at least one mounting member. The at least one mounting member may be one or more tabs extending upwardly from an upper face of the base. The tabs may comprise a resilient sharp end adapted for mounting to the surface.

[0022] In yet another aspect of the invention, the base may be made of a galvanized material.

[0023] In a further aspect of the invention, a guiding device for attaching an object to a surface is provided. The guiding device comprises a first mounting portion adapted to be mounted to the surface; a second mounting portion adapted to be mounted to the object, the second mounting portion extending the first mounting portion at an angle; and a guiding member extending from the device, the guiding member being adapted to align the object with regard to the surface.

[0024] In one aspect of the invention, at least one of the first and second mounting portions comprises at least one mounting member. The at least one mounting member being one or more tabs extending upwardly from an upper face of the base. The tabs may comprise a resilient sharp end adapted for mounting to the surface.

[0025] In another aspect of the invention, the first mounting portion further comprises a mean for attaching the at least one mounting member to the object or to the surface.

[0026] In yet another aspect of the invention, the first and second mounting portions form an L-shape.

[0027] In another aspect of the invention, a method for positioning an object with regard to a surface is provided. The method comprises placing a deformable member in contact with the object and in contact with the surface and increasing distance between the object and the surface by permanently deforming the deformable member.

[0028] In another aspect of the invention, the method further comprises mounting the deformable member to the object. [0029] In yet another aspect of the invention, the method further comprisesusing a deformation member to permanently deform the deformable member.

[0030] In yet another aspect of the invention, the method further comprises fastening a screw of the deformation member to permanently deform the deformable member.

[0031] In yet another aspect of the invention, the deformation of the deformable member further comprises permanently reducing the length of the deformable member and permanently increasing the height of the deformable member.

[0032] In yet another aspect of the invention, the method further comprises inserting a spacing device to support the weight of the object.

[0033] In yet another aspect of the invention, the method further comprises mounting a guiding device to the surface and guiding the positioning of the object using the guiding device.

[0034] The system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows according to the present invention aims at providing an easy and simple way to adjust windows and doors during the installation in a fixed surface opening such as a building wall opening.

[0035] In another aspect of the invention, the system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows according to the present invention aims at reducing total costs of installation of windows and doors by reducing the duration of installation, by reducing the number of steps or operations required to prepare both windows/doors and the fixing surface prior to installation and by reducing the number of workers or people required to install the said window/door.

[0036] The system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows according to the present invention provides a system adapted to any type and size of doors and windows regardless of the materials that the doors and windows are made of.

[0037] In addition, the system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows, according to the present invention, aims at avoiding the removal the cover of a side, such as PVC, during installation procedure. Avoiding the removal of the cover aims at better conserving the said cover by limiting deterioration occurring during the reinsertion of said cover.

[0038] Finally, the system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows, according to the present invention, aims at eliminating or at least reducing condensation and mold due to the overlapping wood shims or spacers. [0039] Within the present disclosure, the terms window and door are used interchangeably to refer to any type of windows or doors meant for covering an aperture of a wall, building or any building structure.

Brief Description of the Drawings

[0040] The above and other objects, features and advantages of the invention will become more readily apparent from the following descriptions, reference being made to the accompanying drawings in which:

[0041] Figure 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of a mounting member in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

[0042] Figure 2 is a top view of an embodiment of a mounting member in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

[0043] Figure 3 is a perspective view of an embodiment of a side spacer in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

[0044] Figure 4 is a side view of an embodiment of a side spacer in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

[0045] Figure 5 is perspective view of an embodiment of a bottom spacer in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

[0046] Figure 6A is an illustration of an embodiment of a side spacer comprising a deformation mean in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

[0047] Figure 6B is an illustration of the side spacer of Figure 6A being shown slightly deformed.

[0048] Figure 6C is an illustration of the side spacer of Figure 6B being shown further deformed.

[0049] Figure 6D is an illustration of the side spacer of Figure 6C being shown further more deformed.

[0050] Figure 7 is a photograph of a mounted window by a mean of a side spacer, a bottom spacer and a mounting member in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

[0051] Figure 8 is an illustrative view of the deformation process of an embodiment of a side spacer in accordance with the principles of the present invention. [0052] Figure 9 is a perspective view of an embodiment of a side spacer comprising a deformation mean in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

Detailed Description of the Preferred Embodiment

[0053] A novel system and method for installing and fixing doors and windows will be described hereinafter. Although the invention is described in terms of specific illustrative embodiment(s), it is to be understood that the embodiment(s) described herein are by way of example only and that the scope of the invention is not intended to be limited thereby.

[0054] The system for installing and fixing doors and windows may comprise a mounting member 100, as shown in Figures 1, 2 and 7, a side spacer 200, as shown in Figures 3 and 4 and a bottom spacer 300, as shown in Figure 5. Referring to Figure 7, the mounting member 100 is adapted to position a window or a door with regard to front and back of the window frame in relation to the front or the back of an intended fixing surface (along a Z-axis). The side spacer 200 generally aims at positioning a window or a door frame in relation to the side of an intended fixing surface opening (along the X-axis). The bottom spacer 300 generally aims at positioning a window or a door frame in relation to the bottom of an intended fixing surface opening (along the Y-axis). One skilled in the art shall understand that any of the mounting member 100, the side spacer 200 and the bottom spacer 300 may be used independently of the use of the others. As an example, one may use only the mounting member 100 to fix a window to the wall structure and use other known in the art methods or systems to adjust or position the window within a wall structure enclosure.

[0055] Now referring to Figures 1 and 2, a preferred embodiment of a mounting member 100 is shown. The mounting member 100 is adapted to abut or mount against a fixing surface, generally flat and to be mounted to the window or door. Broadly, the mounting member 100 allows the mounting or fixing the windows or door to the wall structure. The mounting member 100 typically comprises a frame 107 having an upper face 102 and a lower face 105. In a preferred embodiment, the mounting member 100 is L-shaped. Understandably, any other shape may be used without departing from the principles of the present invention. The mounting member 100 may further comprise a mean for attaching the mounting member to the frame of a window.

[0056] In some embodiment, the mounting member 100 may comprise one or more tabs 101 extending upwardly from an upper face 102 of a main base 103. In a preferred embodiment, the mounting member 100 comprises two tabs. The tabs 101 are shaped in a way to have a sharp lower ends 104 adapted for fixing or mounting a lower face 105 of the mounting member 100 to a side of a window or a door. In pre-installation or initial state, the sharp lower end 104 of each tab 101 does not protrude outside of the lower face 105 of the mounting member 100. Understandably, the two tabs 101 may be replaced with any other attachment means, such as holes or apertures, for fixing the mounting member to the side of the window or may be shaped differently to ensure insertion in the wall structure or the frame of the window/door.

[0057] Still in a preferred embodiment, the frame 107 of the mounting member 100 typically extends upwardly from the upper face 102 of the main base 103. The frame 107, also referred as a first stopper, is configured to rest on a fixing surface. The frame 107 engages the mounting member to any side of the external frame of a window and to a fixing surface, such as the wall structure. The mounting member 100 comprising only one extending frame 107 is essentially used during renovation's process as that the dry wall is already in place.

[0058] In other embodiments, the mounting member 100 may further comprise a second frame 106 extending upwardly from the lower face 105 of the main base 103.

[0059] In embodiments used in the construction of buildings, the second frame 106, also referred as a second stopper, is configured to provide a guide to quickly install or mount the window to the wall structure by positioning the window to align with the soon to be installed drywall.

[0060] In embodiments used for the replacement of existing windows or doors, the drywall is already in place. As such, the second stopper 106 may be simply removed or in other embodiments, the mounting member 100 may not comprise a second frame 106.

[0061] In a preferred embodiment, the main base 103 of the mounting member may comprise attachment means 108, such as apertures or holes, adapted to receive fastener means, such as nails or screws, to mount the mounting member 100 to a side of a window. The frame 107 may also comprise attachment means 109, such as apertures or holes, adapted to receive fastener means, such as nails, bolts or screws, to mount the mounting member to a fixing surface, such as but not limited to a wall or wall structure.

[0062] Now referring to Figures 3 and 4, a preferred embodiment of a side spacer 200 is shown without a mean for blocking the side spacer into place (such as a screw). The side spacer 200 typically has a closed extruded structure and is adapted to be inserted between the frame of the window and the frame of supporting wall. [0063] In a preferred embodiment, the side spacer 200 comprises a main base 201 and a deformable base 250 generally forming a general cross shape. The main base 201 is adapted to be mounted to either the frame of the window or to the structure of the wall. In other embodiments, the deformable base 250 may be a resilient base. Such deformable base 250 may be use to re-use the side spacer or to reduce the deformation if needed during installation.

[0064] The deformable base 250 is generally shaped as an open enclosure, typically made of metal or any other rigid yet deformable material. The deformable base 250 is attached to the main base 201 or is integrated with the main base 201. The deformable base 250 is adapted to receive a deformation mean adapted to apply tension to the deformable base in order for the base to fold or at least curve (see for instance Figures 8 and 9). The deformation of the base increases tension between the frame of the window and the wall structure, thus allowing adjustment or positioning of the window with regard to the wall structure.

[0065] Understandably, the deformation mean may be any device adapted to take expansion and/or increase pressure between the door/window frame and the wall structure. The deformation mean is preferably a mechanical device but may comprise such as but not limited to a screw, a hydraulic device such as but not limited to a pump or a pneumatic device without departing from the principles of the present invention.

[0066] Now referring to Figures 3-4 and 6A to 6D, in a preferred embodiment, the deformable base 250 comprises two sides 206 and 207. To increase deformation, each side may comprise a threaded hole 208 and 209 adapted to receive a fastener mean such as a bolt or a screw (see Figures 6A to 6B). The holes 208 and 209 are substantially aligned about an axis to allow an appropriate insertion of the fastener mean within enclosure formed by the deformable base. As shown in Figures 6A to 6D, as the screw is turned within the threaded holes 208 and 209, the length of deformable base 250 is reduced and the width is increased, thus increasing the tension or force between each side of the base 250.

[0067] In other embodiments, the deformable base 250 may comprise one portion being deformable and one portion being rigid and fixed to the wall structure or the windows frame. Upon activation of the deformation mean, only the portion being deformable would provide force to position the window with regard to the opening in the wall structure.

[0068] Understandably, any other known mean to deform the surface of the deformable base 250 may be use without departing from the principles of the present invention.

[0069] In a preferred embodiment, the side spacer 200 may comprise one or more tabs 204, typically two tabs, extending upwardly from the upper face 202 of the main base 201. The tabs 204 are shaped in a way to have a sharp lower ends 205 adapted for fixing a lower face 203 of the spacer 200 to a side of a window or a door. In a pre-installation state, the sharp lower end 205 of the tabs 204 is not protruding outside of the lower face 203 of the spacer 200 to allow installing on a generally flat surface. Understandably, the two tabs 204 may be replaced with any other attachment means, such as holes or apertures, for fixing the side spacer 200 to the side of the window or may be shaped differently to ensure insertion in the wall structure or the frame of the window/door.

[0070] In a preferred embodiment, the side spacer 200 may further comprise at least one central tab or protrusion 215 extending upwardly from the upper face 202 of the main base 201 and going out through an aperture 230 located on the upper face 225 of the deformable base 250. The central protrusion 215 is shaped in a way to comprise a sharp upper end 220 adapted for fixing the upper face 225 of the deformable base 250 to a side of a fixing surface once a fastener mean is introduced into the deformable base 250.

[0071] In other embodiments, the side spacer 200 may comprise holes 210 adapted to receive fastener means, such as but not limited to nails and screws, to further reinforce mounting of the side spacer to the side of a window or door.

[0072] Now referring to Figures 8 and 9, a preferred embodiment of a side spacer 200 is illustrated, respectively in operation and in an initial state. Initially, as shown by figure 9, in absence of any exerted force, an introduced deformation mean extends longitudinally through the threaded holes 208 and 209 of the side spacer 200 and maintains the spacer 200 straight. In such an exemplary embodiment, the deformation mean is a typical screw. During operation, rotation of the deformation mean induces a transversal expansion of the deformable base 250 as shown by Figure 8. Once the deformation of the deformable base 250 provides sufficient force between the side of the window and the side of the wall enclosure, the rotation of the deformation is stopped. In such an embodiment, a clockwise rotation of the deformation mean allows deformation. Understandably, in other embodiments, the spacer 200 could be adapted for a anti-clockwise rotation to allow the deformation or any other deformation mean known in the art could be used.

[0073] Now referring to Figure 5, a bottom spacer 300 is illustrated. The spacer 300 generally comprises an open portion. The spacer 300 aims at positioning a window or a door frame in relation to the bottom of an intended fixing surface opening (along the Y axis). In a preferred embodiment, the bottom spacer 300 comprises a main base 301 and two extruded C-shaped portions 308 extending upwardly from an upper face 302 of the main base 301 and forming the open portion. The open portion is well adapted to receive isolation material once the window/door is installed, thus aiming at improving the isolation factor of the installed window/door.

[0074] In such an embodiment, the spacer 300 may comprise one or more tabs 304, typically two tabs, upwardly extending from an upper face 302 of the main base 301. The tabs 304 are shaped in a way to comprise a sharp lower ends 305 adapted for fixing a lower face 303 of the spacer 300 to a fixing surface. Initially, the sharp lower end 305 of the tabs 304 is in the same level as the lower face 303 of the spacer 300. Understandably, the two tabs 304 may be replaced with any other attachment means, such as holes or apertures, for fixing the bottom spacer 300 to the side of the window or may be shaped differently to ensure insertion in the wall structure or the frame of the window/door.

[0075] In a preferred embodiment, the mounting member 100, the side spacer 200 and the spacer 300 are made from galvanized steel to prevent corrosion. One skilled in the art shall understand that the mounting member 100, the side spacer 200 and the spacer 300 may be made of any other material being strong enough to maintain the position of the window, to resist to the weight of the door/window and to sustain many years of humid or wet conditions. The side spacer 200 may be made of any material further being deformable or even resilient.

[0076] Referring now to Figures 6A-6D and 7, the present invention further provides a method for installing and fixing doors and windows using a side spacer. The method comprises fixing a window or door in a wall structure opening using one or two side spacers 200. Typically, the window/door is positioned in a surface opening and may be held on any type of bottom spacer, such as wood struts. Once positioned, at least one side spacer is inserted on between each lateral side of the window/door and each lateral side of the opening of the wall structure. The method further comprises holding each side spacer in place and activating each deformation mean, such as turning a screw or a bolt, until the deformation of the base structure 250 provide enough force between the side of the window and the side of the wall structure to position the window/door as desired.

[0077] The method may further comprise mounting at least one side spacer 200 on either the lateral side of the wall structure or on the lateral side of the window/door. In a preferred embodiment, the mounting is done by applying force to the tabs 204 and inserting the sharp lower ends 205 of the tabs 204 into any side of a window or of the wall structure.

[0078] The step of positioning the window on the bottom surface of the wall aperture may further comprise inserting at least one side spacer between the bottom side of the window/door and the bottom side of the opening of the wall structure. The method further activating each deformation mean until the deformation of the base structure 250 provides enough force between the bottom of the window and the bottom of the wall structure to position the window/door as desired.

[0079] The method may further comprise activating the deformation mean until a sharp end 220 of the central tab 215 is inserted in the inner side of the fixing surface.

[0080] The present invention also provides a method for installing doors and windows using a bottom spacer. The method comprises mounting one or more bottom spacer 300 on either the bottom side of the window/door frame or on the bottom side of the opening of the wall structure. The method further comprises setting down the window/door on the bottom side of the wall aperture with the bottom spacer 300 being sandwiched in between the window and the wall aperture. The method may further comprise positioning the window with regard to a Z-axis.

[0081] In other embodiment, the window may be positioned on any structure underneath the window, such as a wood structure.

[0082] The present invention also provides a method for mounting a window/door to a fixing surface using a mounting member 100. The method comprising mounting the mounting member 100 to any side of the window using an attachment mean. In a preferred embodiment, the mounting of the mounting member 100 is done by inserting the tabs 101 within a mounting surface to insert the sharp lower ends 104 of the tabs 101 into the side of a window or a door.

[0083] Once the window/door is positioned, the method further comprises attaching the mounting member 100 to the fixing surface, such as the wall structure or the wall surface using any attachment member, such as a nail, screw or bolt. In a preferred embodiment, the step of mounting to the wall structure or surface further comprise inserting the tabs 204 to insert the sharp lower ends 205 of the tabs 204 into any side of a window.

[0084] The present invention also provides a method for mounting a window/door using at least two mounting members 100 and at least two side spacers 200. The method comprises mounting the side spacers 200 to either the lateral sides of the frame of the window or to the lateral sides of the wall structure opening. The method further comprises mounting the mounting members 100 to the lateral sides of the frame of the window. Once the side spacer 200 and the mounting member 100 are mounted into a side of a window, the window is positioned on the bottom side of the wall structure opening, by using a spacer 300 underneath the window. The window is then aligned with regard to a Z-axis, typically back to front or front to back in relation with the wall structure, using the mean of the frame 107 extending upwardly from the upper face 102 of the main base 103 of the mounting member 100. Once the window or door is in an acceptable position, the deformation mean is activated to deform each spacer 200 and provide enough force to maintain the acceptable position of the window. In a preferred embodiment, a fastener mean is introduced all through the side spacer 200 via the threaded holes 208 and 209 and turned to provide deformation. The deformation of the deformable base induces a lateral expansion of the side spacer between the inner side of the fixing surface opening and the side of a window or a door in such a way to ensure engagement of both surfaces (along the X-axis). Also in a preferred embodiment, the method may comprise the insertion of the sharp end 220 of the central tab 215 at the end of the deformation of the side spacer 200.

[0085] The method may further comprise introducing fastener means all through holes 108 and 210 during the fixing of the mounting member 100 and the side spacer 200 into the side of a window or a door.

[0086] In other embodiment, the method may further comprise using a second frame 106 extending upwardly from the lower face 105 of the main base 103 of the mounting member to provide a guide to quickly position the window in a new construction configuration positioning the window flush with the soon to be installed drywall.

[0087] While illustrative and presently preferred embodiment(s) of the invention have been described in detail hereinabove, it is to be understood that the inventive concepts may be otherwise variously embodied and employed and that the appended claims are intended to be construed to include such variations except insofar as limited by the prior art.