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Old 02-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #31
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MJW you did all that yourself? Was that the first time you had replaced windows and siding? How long did it take you?
I'm not a diy'er. I do this for a living. That dormer (in it's entirety) took about an hour or so. I didn't replace the window. It was only about 6 or 7 years old at the time.

That job was a storm damage job. It consisted of roofing, siding, and fascia. This dormer faced the road and driveway, so the homeowner wanted to dress it up a bit.

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Nice work MJW!

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Here is one I did (siding, roof, soffit, fascia's) with 1x4's and wrapped with aluminum coil. Just imagine the aluminum wrapped 1x as an Azek (or similar) board. If you don't know what that is, just do a search. Certainteed has something similar also. Of course do proper flashing, taping, and insulating. A new construction window may cause you to do new trim and jambs inside also, but well worth it in the end.

These are all just suggestions, so you can make up your own mind. I think most will agree that new construction windows are best especially if already planning on doing siding.

Your timeline will definitely make a difference on what you do and what you can handle yourself.
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My fiancÚ asked me why our windows have almost a set back look compared to some neighbors. From the pictures I posted earlier can anyone confirm why that is? Is it just how the siding and windows were trimmed?
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #34
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Yours is very conventional for the age of your home. Is it possible that your neighbors have newer homes, ie: newer windows installed with a nailing fin? That type of install will have a jamb extension and look more "set back" from the inside rather than the outside... It usually has to do with the type of window, but the trim and other factors can play a role as well.

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