thin/slim frame vs regular frame

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thin/slim frame vs regular frame

#1 Post by linwa1 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:30 pm

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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Re: thin/slim frame vs regular frame

#2 Post by masterext » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:14 pm

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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Re: thin/slim frame vs regular frame

#3 Post by Delaware Mike » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:26 pm

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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Re: thin/slim frame vs regular frame

#4 Post by masterext » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:41 pm

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

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Re: thin/slim frame vs regular frame

#5 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:24 am

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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