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 Post subject: thin/slim frame vs regular frame
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:30 pm 

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I'm confused regarding the slim frames. I thought that the slim frames were retro fit frames. But after doing more research I'm concerned that they are not built as well. I have aluminum frame windows in my 1965 house now and was told by one of the estimates that the 2 3/8" frame would fit my window better then the 3 1/4" frame. Any comments regarding the use of slim frames would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: thin/slim frame vs regular frame
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:14 pm 

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a high end vinyl extrusion is well formulated and will have thicker outer walls enabling a window to have a more narrow frame without compromising stuctural integrity.. Okna Enviro Star (800 ) is a great example.


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 Post subject: Re: thin/slim frame vs regular frame
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Sounds like the advice was in reference to the amount of modifications needed to cut back the existing sheet rock/jamb extensions and stool cap?


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 Post subject: Re: thin/slim frame vs regular frame
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:41 pm 

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you most certainly can use a 3 1/4 with no problem.


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 Post subject: Re: thin/slim frame vs regular frame
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:24 am 
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DM and masterext hit the nail on the head.

No reason that a 3 1/4 frame will not work unless your home is made of something smaller than 2x4s.


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