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What is the best method of replacing complete window

Posted by willinak (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 16, 10 at 21:13

Sills are in bad shape so we need to change out the whole window. What is the preferred method with existing hardboard siding (leaving the siding in place?

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RE: What is the best method of replacing complete window

Sill replacements can be done and still use an insert window.

Not saying one is better than the other, but I want you to understand that a sill replacement does not mean that you need to go full tear out on the removal.

RE: What is the best method of replacing complete window

Good point, some of the jambs from the bottom (lower corners) do have problems also, and I want them all to match, so I don't think I can pick and choose which method for what window.
Also, there is one window that is a basement egress window that is in a concrete surrounded area. It has rot through to the framing. Can't go bigger, and we're already on the edge with the egress limit. So I'm not sure a full frame replacement (slide-in) will work there.

Believe me, I don't really want to remove the whole window, down to the RO if I can help it.

Let's assume for a moment, that I could salvage the existing frames, what is the best quality replacement option if I want clad w/ wood inside, and in DH?

RE: What is the best method of replacing complete window

Capping will even out and cover all the wood rot replacement and provide a seamless look to the opening.

Marvin Ultimate, Pella Architect, Jeld Wen, Andersen, etc all make a wood clad insert window.

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