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Old 05-03-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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I am working on a somewhat faithful restoration of a 1924 bungalow. By somewhat faithful I mean in appearance only. we are installing new windows and am struggling a bit with the trim out. If we us 5/4 forest trim, the window sits proud of the trim and looks awkward. Any suggestions on how to trim out a new single hung window on an older home, have it look traditional and not have to use 1.5" trim which would sit far out from the siding. Siding is 6 1/4" smooth hardie lap siding by the way.
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Old 05-03-2016, 03:41 PM   #2
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I am working on a somewhat faithful restoration of a 1924 bungalow. By somewhat faithful I mean in appearance only. we are installing new windows and am struggling a bit with the trim out. If we us 5/4 forest trim, the window sits proud of the trim and looks awkward. Any suggestions on how to trim out a new single hung window on an older home, have it look traditional and not have to use 1.5" trim which would sit far out from the siding. Siding is 6 1/4" smooth hardie lap siding by the way.
If you want the window to sit back in the frame like a replacement window, why not build the frame and install it like a replacement window. Sounds straight forward. What does your contractor think?
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