Replacing existing vinyl windows?
I have been in construction for 15 years and have installed many vinyl windows but have never installed replacement windows. This is for my own house which is a double wide mobile home with Kinro vinyl windows some have been damaged by hail so we want to replace all the windows a total of 8. I am looking at replacing them with the Simonton 5500.
My question is on how to do the install. I have talked to one installer who said you just use a saws-all and cut between the window and exterior trim to remove the existing window flange; cut loose the interior caulk between window frame and interior jambs and remove the window. Then slide replacement window in against interior jamb; screw window in place and caulk inside and out. Is this the correct procedure? And if so do you just measure the outside dimensions of the original window frame and order accordingly?
I know I have over simplified this just for brevity sake.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.