Installation explanation please

emmareneJune 4, 2014

I will be buying three replacement windows. I keep hearing how most windows are just inserted into the old opening. Is there a term for not inserting? I was hoping to get something to at least resemble the other windows in my home which are the original from 1958. The exterior is redwood siding. Any comments will be appreciated.

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windowsonwashington

Installation options are like this:

Insert or Pocket - pull either the interior or exterior stops, drop in the replacement window (i.e. frame and sashes as one unit), replace the stops and/or cap and wrap the trim.

Sash Packs - Pull a stop and pull the jamb liners, insert new jamb liners with sashes. Will look similar to current wood window but not the greatest when it comes to sealing up well if the opening is out of square.

Full Tear out - rip out everything (exterior and interior trim) down to the studs and install new, complete unit. New interior casing, new trim, etc.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 7:31AM
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emmarene

Thank you WW
I am having a problem finding anyone who will do a tear out.
I suppose I'll just get the insert and stop worrying about it.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 3:51PM
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windowsonwashington

If the windows are in okay shape, most windows can be made to work well as inserts.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 9:59PM
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