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Clarence 05-05-2011 06:47 PM

Pella new construction windows
 
How do I install these, the frames I putting these in have never had windows in them, just storm windows

Just Bill 05-06-2011 07:27 AM

If you are installing these in an existing window frame, that will not work. The nailing fin is for installing against house framing. For installation in an existing window frame, you need replacement windows.

kwikfishron 05-06-2011 08:14 AM

You can cut off the nail flange. The more important issue is were the windows sized to fit within your existing frames of not.

Jackofall1 05-06-2011 09:10 AM

If I remember correctly the nailing fin is rolled back for shipping and the window can either be installed with the fin remaining in the rolled back position or pulled out to be perpendicular to the frame.

In your case leave the nailing fin in it shipping position and install that way. Ensure you follow the installation instruction to a "T" as far as openning preparation and not setting the bottom of the window directly on the opening ledge.

Mark

Clarence 05-06-2011 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Just Bill (Post 643003)
If you are installing these in an existing window frame, that will not work. The nailing fin is for installing against house framing. For installation in an existing window frame, you need replacement windows.

The storms are attached on the outside and look normal, the opening is 29.5 x. 48, my windows are 28x 54 single hung Pella new construction ,how do i make these wrk

Clarence 05-09-2011 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron
You can cut off the nail flange. The more important issue is were the windows sized to fit within your existing frames of not.

The windows are 28 x 54 and my opening is 29.5 x 48 so I need to adjust the framing

oh'mike 05-11-2011 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmilyP (Post 645297)
Andersen Standard Sizes are CW14 which is 28 3/8"x48" you bought a window that has been known to rot


Don't hold back,Emily:laughing:

There are a lot of very unhappy Pella owners---You are in good company.


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