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Old 05-12-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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Yeah, so I installed 6 new windows along the west side of my house...it's an old house, nothing square, plumb, etc. After installing all 6, I sat back and admired my work only to noticed that one window on the first floor (3 first story, 3 directly above in second story) was 1" higher than the rest. ( I should add that I did have to build the opening up a bit since new windows were smaller than the openings). I don't know what happened and wished I had someone else to blame.

The windows are currently taped (window flashing), but I have not placed trim around the windows for siding.

Will I ruin the window if I pop the nails out of the fin remove flashing and the caulk from nailing flanges to take the window out of the opening or should I just live with my mistake?

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A sawzall with a nail cutting blade is the normal tool to remove a window.

Saw the nails between the window frame and the sash opening, sat the window out, and re frame the opening to match the rest in height . Then re-install the window, after removing the sawn nail heads.

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I'd fix it.

Just pop the flange nails carefully, cut and clean the caulk...no problem.
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Will do...nothing like installing a window twice
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I did 4 wood. probably 4x6 ers with awning vents below, accross a living room wall.

Stood back and looked after install, and two were not lowE.

Supplier paid for all removal/replace costs.
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Will do...nothing like installing a window twice
Don't look at it as a mistake, it is a lesson in

DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.


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Don't look at it as a mistake, it is a lesson in

DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.




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AND always check each window to make sure it is or isn't low E.!
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I was so concerned about the top and bottom windows being in line, I totally forgot about the height along the first floor.

That's also what I love about remodeling older homes....you can always say "It's 100yrs old, what do you expect" Most people never notice those things, but it drives me nuts.
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I was so concerned about the top and bottom windows being in line, I totally forgot about the height along the first floor.

That's also what I love about remodeling older homes....you can always say "It's 100yrs old, what do you expect" Most people never notice those things, but it drives me nuts.
Really true... no one else will ever see it.... but for you it will be a glaring error that will shout at you every time you glance its way.... (I've got a couple of tiles like that... in 15 years, no one has never noticed, and they would give me krap if they ever did)
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It's been said numerous times that the "artiste" is their own worst critic.

They see the mistakes, where everyone else sees the beauty.

I know that I do that. So you are not alone in this particular mental boat.

After practice you can learn to IGNORE those little voices saying " It should be better".

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