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Old 02-11-2013, 04:21 PM   #16
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Good ideas -
A "nibbler" distorts the siding too much -
If you can't afford a "dual-saw" -
try a "multi-tool" -
Whatever you use -
Prime the cut edges, of the siding with some type of primer -
"Rust-O-Leum"? (SP?)
Use good caulk - "Quad", "Solar-Seal" ...
No silicone.

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I think your siding is "Alside".
Yeah I saw that picture and thought the same thing. When he said steel siding I was thinking 26ga or thicker. That stuff looks much thinner than that.

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If the frames are in good condition, thereis a conversion kit available fom Andersen. It will replace th jamb liners and sash and make it into their tilt wash double hung. Very esy to install s well.
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why no silicone? I use that for about everything. what would be some examples of properly flashing these windows.
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For cutting, what about a Rockwell Versacut? Never used one for that purpose but I have the tool and it seems like that would work. Use with a metal cutting blade. You can adjust the depth of the blade to your needs. Google it.

Might be too cumbersome, but maybe just a regular circular saw with the blade installed backward or with a metal blade. It works good for cutting steel and aluminum soffit material.
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have used a skilsaw for cutting this stuff and when the siding is on the house, it would be way to cumbersome. don't know about a versacut. will have to check it out. thanks
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have used a skilsaw for cutting this stuff and when the siding is on the house, it would be way to cumbersome. don't know about a versacut. will have to check it out. thanks
We don't deal with steel too much, but we cut back siding with a skill saw on a regular basis (aluminum, wood, etc). A good cordless unit works great, especially up on a ladder.
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what kind of blade do you use in the cordless?
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You can cut back siding with whatever saw will work.
The only consideration with Steel Siding - most manufacturers consider the
warranty void if you use a saw -
Use a "shear", "power-snips", snips ...
Prime the cut edges with anti-rust paint - no matter what you use to cut.

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