Milgard Retrofit

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Milgard Retrofit

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I have old aluminum sliders in my house. I am just beginning to educate myself on how to retrofit these windows.

I believe to keep the windows the maximum size I can I need to cut off the old slider tracks that stick above the window sill.

Also on some of the windows there is a lip on the outside that protrudes a bit past the stucco I will cut off.

I will then measure from the inside of the sills/openings in three places and subtract 1/4 inch from the smallest measurement to get the window size I will order.

I am looking to replace with Milgard. I'll compare prices between Home Depot, Dixie line and Lowes. I think I get 10% off for being a veteran at Lowes.

Lastely Home Depot came out and measured my windows. There are three measurements on the quote. Height, width and "UI". What is the "UI" measurement? Also I see that all the measurements HD listed are about 1/2 inch greater than the inside sill measurements. (I wonder if this was done to prevent me from using their measurements)

I will do one at a time and work my way through the house.

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