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Old 02-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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nailing flange on new window.


Hi all.
New construction, new vinyl Windows with brick mould and nailing flange. Do I need to also support the window with screws through the frame, or is the flange enough?
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Just the flange.

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Thanks. Reason I ask is that it is a 70" tall * 42" wide double casement.
Seems to flex in the centre if you push on the frame inside out.....?
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Thanks. Reason I ask is that it is a 70" tall * 42" wide double casement.
Seems to flex in the centre if you push on the frame inside out.....?
Don't do that then. Just kidding.

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I've flashed on the outside of the flange with blueskin. Does it also need alum flash on top?
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You should.

It is an extra layer of protection and well worth the investment. Never rely on peel and stick alone.
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IMO, the mechanical flashing (proper layering) should always be the primary water management system. Caulks, tapes, etc are additional layers of protection.
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Ok thanks. Will do.
I have one more question..
I understand the layering at the top, and along the sides. What I can't picture is how the bottom of the window is layered/sealed with the nailing flange and siding. Does the siding just get cut up under/against the brick mould and sealed with caulking?
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Google "Window Flashing" there are a ton of videos out there that will help illustrate the procedures but you should have a 1-piece layer (sill pan or flashing) as well.

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