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Old 11-14-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Replacement windows for old home.

The old home has wood all around including casing trim, how do I measure and how do I install repalcement windows. Do I have to remove all the framing trim


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Old 11-14-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Here is one link: ...but I'd recommend recommend watching a couple more to familiarize yourself with the process. There are also step by step diagrams out there, as well as instruction that will come with the window- although those usually assume a base of installation knowledge.
Key points: -Measure accurately
-Get the window installed square (check reveals)
-Make sure that it is properly insulated, flashed, and sealed


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Old 11-14-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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Yep, that's how they do it. Measure, order, set, seal. Not a whole lot to it with insert replacements.
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I don’t like relying on caulk as the primary defense against the weather.

The ONLY time I’ll use inserts is when retaining the sloped sill and trim details of a old home is the primary goal.
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