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Install methods.

#1 Post by LoneStarGuy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm

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Here in central Texas, I have decided to install windows from my local window manufacturer that has 5* ratings.

I am going to be doing my own install with hired muscle as needed prior to having siding replaced w/ Hardie. We also have brick.

For the ones going into siding, I measured the rough opening the existing window is sitting in. They seemed easy to measure. Should I anticipate any issues installing a 60x60.25 slider into a 60x60.25 rough opening? I plan to cut back the sheetrock as the window is going to be about an inch deeper. I currently have very thin masonite siding with a similar trim. What method should I use to remove the old window, install the new and then seal it up until the siding company comes. I assume the siding company is going to have to redo some of my work to tie in the siding and install new Hardie trim. The siding company will be installing housewrap under the siding.

We have a window in the master bath with a marble sill over the tub. It seems like this one would be pain to cut back and difficult to color match. Should I just do an inside measure on this one? It is a 4040 slider.

For the brick, the measuring was much more difficult as the width varied greatly up and down each window. I found the thinnest location and measured it for the width and height on each window. Is that the size to order, or should I go even smaller? The manufacturer says to remove the old window and place the new one in from the outside up to the old sheetrock so it will stick out the extra inch or so into the brick. Stuff the cavity with fiberglass, and then add adjustable snap-in trim if needed, backer rod and caulk. They don't recommend or use minimally expansive foam.

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Re: Install methods.

#2 Post by Delaware Mike » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:58 am

The make size of the window will need to be smaller than the rough opening. You are going to need squaring room to account for framing not being 100% level, plumb, and square, plus shims and insulation. I like in new construction a 1/2"
gap in new construction around the window to the rough opening.

You're going to need to deduct off of the brick a little as well. Pulling up the marble sill and ripping with a wet saw might be an option if not too involved with the removal.

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Re: Install methods.

#3 Post by fridge2020 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:42 pm

LoneStarGuy wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Should I anticipate any issues installing a 60x60.25 slider into a 60x60.25 rough opening?
Yes. The mere question suggests that you may want to seriously consider having the siding guys install these for you. This isn't a cookie cutter install. If I were the siders I'd demand it or run from the job because your installs will probably leak, and you will be calling them to complain about it.

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Re: Install methods.

#4 Post by LoneStarGuy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:59 pm

I didn't mention it on this thread, but we actually had signed a bid for the siding company to install windows and siding but they backed out of the window install. This was due to ordering issues from the manufacturer they were using. They came back with quotes from Simonton but I didn't like them. The siding company actually sent out their measuring crew and this is the measurement they came up with that I confirmed. The existing windows are 60x60.25 and the rough opening is the same. The builder from 20 years ago used no insulation, just tar paper under the window and siding going over the nailing fins. We have never had any issues with water coming in.

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