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Old 03-29-2019, 08:56 AM   #1
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What Kind Of Window?


I want to give a quote on replacing a few windows. Only thing is how do I tell the difference between a replacement or nail gun window? Do I need to remove the siding to expose a fin if it’s there? I just don’t know if I need to quote for a replacement or a new construction window.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:30 AM   #2
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What type of window are in there now? Vinyl - wood ? That will determine what direction you can go. The siding does not have to be removed to install a window with a nail fin. Can be cut back and a trim board installed. Removing the siding can be a can of worms depending on siding type. Vinyl siding just remove , can properly flash that way. Retro fit windows are ok if done right , personally I prefer complete replacements. If it has vinyls now check and see if it has been screwed in place through the side of the window and capped on the outside.
Kind of sounds like you need to find someone that has a little more window experience to look at that things and help you out a bit for a while.

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Right now there’s a vinyl double hung window in place. Home was built in 96’ which led me to believe it was a fun type window. I’ve put in a lot of replacement windows, just never had to replace any in a newer ish home. Thanks for the advice, if it is a new construction window I think I’ll just expose the siding and do it the right way.
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Right now thereís a vinyl double hung window in place. Home was built in 96í which led me to believe it was a fun type window. Iíve put in a lot of replacement windows, just never had to replace any in a newer ish home. Thanks for the advice, if it is a new construction window I think Iíll just expose the siding and do it the right way.
When it is all said and done that will look the best. What type on siding is on it now?
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Finehomebuilding.com has a lot of good articles about this.
Jlconline as well


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Right now there’s a vinyl double hung window in place. Home was built in 96’ which led me to believe it was a fun type window. I’ve put in a lot of replacement windows, just never had to replace any in a newer ish home. Thanks for the advice, if it is a new construction window I think I’ll just expose the siding and do it the right way.
When it is all said and done that will look the best. What type on siding is on it now?
They have vinyl siding on now. J channel right to the window.
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They have vinyl siding on now. J channel right to the window.
Pull the siding around them . Piece of cake. That way you can insure they are correctly flashed. Old ones broken or wore out?
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They have vinyl siding on now. J channel right to the window.
Pull the siding around them . Piece of cake. That way you can insure they are correctly flashed. Old ones broken or wore out?
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