Securing Marvin Integrity windows

reneophyteMay 11, 2010

Does anyone know of a good way to secure new construction Marvin Integrity windows to the RO/framing? I have secured the units in place via nailing fins, and they are all level, plumb, and shimmed. I'd like to send screws through the jambs at the shim locations, but I see nothing in the instructions that mentions this. Doesn't look like going behind the weather stripping as an option, as I don't want to go through the steel track and potentially hinder window operation.

Would through-jamb installation void my warranty? Does anyone have experience with the optimal place for securing these units through the jambs?

Any info would be appreciated greatly.

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Nailing fin should be sufficient.

If you have access to the interior RO framing, I would inject some low expansion foam in the jamb and head cavities and would will be surprised how much that helps with the structure.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 10:42AM
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Thanks very much for the response. I talked with a window guy on Saturday who told me the same. Weird how the awning windows have much more space between the jambs and RO than the double-hungs. They feel solid in the openings...I just wanted to be 100% sure before injecting the foam and putting up drywall and trim. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 10:07AM
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