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by Ken_5
Sun May 20, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Re: Ridge vent, gable vent

Thanks WOW. I googled light box and saw some that go over existing siding. Actually look nice as they are molded to accept boxes and screws. The ones that my guy used are different. http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz166/Ken5string/boxreduced.jpg Plastic on face is 1/8 inch thick, so I assume it i...
by Ken_5
Sun May 20, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Re: Ridge vent, gable vent

Yes... I am definately going to have a talk with him. Last night I went to reinstall my flood light on the base that he installed before siding. In the center there is a hole for the wires and for what I thought were for attaching the fixture to the bar that is attached to the metal electric box. We...
by Ken_5
Thu May 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Re: Ridge vent, gable vent

Thanks Homesealed. Bad cell phone photos. :( This is across the top. You can see that they started at the bottom of the left side of the radius and then continued across to the bottom of the right of the arch. Top of arch just about touches the soffit, and the soffit with the oversized gutter extend...
by Ken_5
Wed May 16, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Re: Ridge vent, gable vent

Can't really complain about the man and his workers otherwise. Did a good job at a good price. I do worry about one other thing and I also asked him about it this morning. We replaced all windows in the house but two nice Marvins in the kitchen. One of them has a geometric dome at the top and is inc...
by Ken_5
Wed May 16, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Re: Ridge vent, gable vent

Owner came today and I spoke to him about the gables. He did get a little defensive. He said that on his new construction that he does not put them in, but since I was grandfathered he replaced them. Stated that it cost him more money to put them in as he had to buy them and install around them. He ...
by Ken_5
Tue May 15, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Re: Ridge vent, gable vent

No Access in the closets to the area above the rooms. I have a raised ranch and the two upstairs bedrooms are in the roof. Walls and ceiling are divided by sheetrock attached to the rafters. So on either side of the walls I have triangular a crawl that I can get into from the closets. Above the ceil...
by Ken_5
Mon May 14, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Re: Ridge vent, gable vent

Thanks Homesealed! I will be kind. :) Here is a photo of the soffit covering that he used. Rather than holes in every row it skips 2. Are there enough holes in the material to get a good flow? They cut good sized holes in the sheathing, so that is not an issue. http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz1...
by Ken_5
Sun May 13, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Re: Ridge vent, gable vent

Thanks Masterext, analysisparalysis and WOW. I see they definately need to be closed up. One is easy to get to from the inside as it is in the garage and is right there, not an issue at all. The other two are not that simple. Theyare up at the top of the house and there is no access to the inside cr...
by Ken_5
Sun May 13, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Ridge vent, gable vent
Replies: 21
Views: 8815

Ridge vent, gable vent

Okay, not exactly a window question, but I have gotten so much help here with my current project from such helpful and knowledgeable people that I hope it is okay to ask this here. Contractor that did our windows also did our roof, and he finished the siding Friday. Only thing left to do is install ...
by Ken_5
Sun May 06, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install nailing fin over rigid foam?
Replies: 7
Views: 3475

Re: Install nailing fin over rigid foam?

It is preferable to caulk the flange but you should be okay with the sealed flanges via the membrane tape. Don't caulk the Tyvek as you can trap moisture against the home in some cases. Have him caulk the remaining units. Thanks WOW!!! That was a fast response! If it is bad to chalk between the tyv...
by Ken_5
Sun May 06, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install nailing fin over rigid foam?
Replies: 7
Views: 3475

Re: Install nailing fin over rigid foam?

Thanks WOW. Since techically you can nail through the foam I let him. This is what the contractor did with the first few windows. Windows are Simonton 5500 with factory installed nailing fin and J channels. Tyveked house including the window jams, remove tyvek from sill and up jam a bit to expose wo...
by Ken_5
Sun May 06, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Permits for Windows???
Replies: 5
Views: 2636

Re: Permits for Windows???

Thanks randy, Masterext, WOW and Homesealed!

Ken
by Ken_5
Thu May 03, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Install nailing fin over rigid foam?
Replies: 7
Views: 3475

Install nailing fin over rigid foam?

Having the house sided and have a question about nailing the new construction windows. Does the window fin get nailed through the 1/2 rigid foam or does one need furring strips?

Thanks!

Ken
by Ken_5
Tue May 01, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Permits for Windows???
Replies: 5
Views: 2636

Permits for Windows???

i know that permits could be governed by local and state rules, but typically do replacing windows require permits? Having the house sided and the contractor has permits for siding. The contractor states that permits are not required for the windows. The windows are new construction going into exist...
by Ken_5
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Windows Installed Correctly
Replies: 23
Views: 7699

Re: Windows Installed Correctly

I am no expert, but I have a question. Is it possible that these windows are somewhat next to each other, but the window openings were not the same, and the company ordered the windows the same size for so that they were not mis matched from the outside?