Milgard Ultra Installed Question

agentslimFebruary 4, 2013

Hi everyone,

My windows were installed today and I noticed one window has a 1inch gap, while the remaining windows fit perfectly. Since these took a month to be made I assume they should fit perfect. Was this due to an error or is this normal? Please help!

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Not sure I can see the first picture too well.

Any chance you can shoot it in better light?

The time to address this issue is now for certain. There should also be sheathing on the sides that the flashing is attached to.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 8:57AM
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Here are some photos I took this morning.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:12AM
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There are several possibilities:
1. The windows was mis-ordered.
2. The framers framed the opening too large.
3. The manufacturer's maximum height was reached and the windows couldn't be any taller. If this is the case, the supplier should have notified you.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:53AM
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Why would windows be installed before the sheathing? I'm not a window pro, but I have built a couple of houses and your install does not look correct (I could be wrong). The window opening with the gap should have had a shim added to close the gap, prior to installing the window. See the link below on new construction installation.

Here is a link that might be useful: link on window installation for new construction

This post was edited by lkbum on Tue, Feb 5, 13 at 14:42

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 2:23PM
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I will let the pro's who know installs better than I handle this further but I am afraid of most of what I see there. No sheathing, no shims, no drip cap, window wrap should extend into the opening and wrapped onto interior of the studs, looks to be nailed only through the flanges (can't really tell 100% but looks that way to me).

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:08PM
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+1 to ultra's comments.
At this point, if the size of the windows is satisfactory, those openings need to be closed in. Nothing too terribly difficult, but it should have been done prior to the windows being installed, along with a few other steps as mentioned above.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 4:26PM
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I would just frame it up a bit.

The issues with the sheathing and the other items are a bit off putting to me though.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 5:59PM
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Thanks! I really appreciate it.

I will talk to my builder about this.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 9:28PM
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