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David, jump in here any time

Posted by tomh on April 11th, 2003 10:21 AM
In reply to Window by Jeremy on April 11th, 2003 07:32 AM [Go to top of thread]

It appears you are installing replacement windows inside the old window jambs rather than attaching to the rough opening. My usual approach in replacing windows (and its been a long time since I did), has been to use a reciprocating saw to completely remove the old window, jambs, sills the works. Then I have access to the building frame and can run flashing behind the siding and out over my new window frame.

I have always attached windows to the frame and used the existing opening as my R.O. measurement. I have used attachments systems ranging from a flange on the window to jamb mounts that pull the window against the house frame. Understand that by removing all the old window components, you end up with a larger window.

Since I have never installed to old window jambs, I am hoping David will give an opinion here. I just don't have first-hand experience with this approach to installation.

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