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I’m installing Andersen 400 series woodwright replacement windows in our 120 year old house. Just when you think you’ve measured everything I have run into a problem with the window depth. I took the interior stops off, took out the sashes and cords and lifted the new window into place. Fit perfectly. Looks amazing. But then when I went to apply the exterior trim piece that snap into the kerf on the outside of the window I realized that these “float” over the exterior stop/casing trim by almost 1/2 in. These are supposed to butt up against the exterior casing/stop. Not sure if anyone has run into this problem here. I tried a ton of googling and nothing. My options seem to be:
1. Replace the exterior casing/stop window trim with thicker wood (right now it is 3/4) so that the new window no longer protrudes past the trim outside.
2. somehow cut the interior window stool so I can pull the whole replacement window inwards towards the room by about 1/2in.
3. Ignore the Andersen trim piece that snaps in place around the exterior. I don’t like this option because it looks terrible without it and it seems required for weather sealing.
4. any other ideas anyone else may have here?
 

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