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 Wrapping Replacement Windows

Author: monkfish (---.cmbrmaor.dynamic.covad.net)
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Hi,

My home is vinyl sided and I'm replacing the windows with vinyl replacements.

Can anyone shed some light on how I wrap the windows.

The outside sill is already wrapped in vinyl, but once I remove the storm window casings it will be wood underneath. I assume I've got to wrap this to protect it and have the outside window area look uniform with the rest of the house.

Questions:

Should I use aluminum or vinyl?

How exactly do I fasten the wrap to the inside/outside of the window?

Hopefully someone out there has experience with wrapping windows and can guide me through this.

Thanks!




 

 Re: Wrapping Replacement Windows

Author: Rich B. (---.001.starnetwx.net)
Date:   

First, you need to go buy a metal brake. It should cost you somewhere between $1000 and $1200. You can buy one at any siding supply house. Then buy 1 roll of aluminum coil stock per 7-8 windows you are going to wrap. On second thought. scratch that. Since you haven't done this before, buy 1 roll for every 2 windows you are going to do. I would suggest maybe practicing on your neighbors' homes for a couple years to get to the skill level necessary to do it on your own home.
Or, you could just go find a window or siding installer to come wrap them for you.


 

 Re: Wrapping Replacement Windows

Author: Guy (---.chcgilgm.dynamic.covad.net)
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In other words from Rich's post. You don't want to do this. It's an art developed by many installers. I can tell you first hand it gets your blood boiling in the learning process. I learned by myself. No one showed me how to do it. SO it takes even longer. Our brakes are equiped with the works. On the average around $2300.00 for each system. It's well worth it to hire someone to do it!!!

The Window To Success, Is Your Installer!!


 

 Re: Wrapping Replacement Windows

Author: monkfish (---.cmbrmaor.dynamic.covad.net)
Date:   

Okay,

If I abandon the wrapping idea and have a pro do it, can I have the windows wrapped after I install the replacements or does the wrapping need to be done before the replacements are installed?

Thanks.


 

 Re: Wrapping Replacement Windows

Author: Rich B. (65.79.1.---)
Date:   

It needs to be done after. Good luck on your projecct.


 

 Re: Wrapping Replacement Windows

Author: Guy (---.chcgilgm.dynamic.covad.net)
Date:   

Depending on the style of window your installing. All windows are wrapped after the installation. The only part we install before the installation...is the sill cover. We always like to make sure we run these up under the new window. In any case they can be installed afterwards. Just leave enough room under the unit to slide it underneath. If you have any sill extensions to install. Make sure you keep these off until they wrap the windows. This will give them ample space to work in. Good Luck!!!

The Window To Success, Is Your Installer!!


 

 Re: Wrapping Replacement Windows

Author: FenEx (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date:   

I have to agree with the others. You could actually rent a brake, but a poor wrap job can make any window look horrible. Having a pro do it will typically cost about $75-$125 per opening (East-Coast & Midwest) if that's all they are doing but will last 20 years. It's a pretty good deal when you compare it to having a painter address old brickmould and sills every 2-3 years. Scraping, sanding, filling, caulking, primer and two coats of paint will run over $75 per. Good Luck.


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