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Old 12-18-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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I have a home built in the 60's with the original wood slider windows. They are extremely drafty and need to be replaced. The exterior has been updated with vinyl siding and I want to replace the old sliders with new construction double hung windows. Some of the sliders are fairly large (64" x 44" -/+) so I plan on getting twin double hung. How should I go about installing the new construction windows? Pull the siding back?

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Why didn't you replace the windows first?
Yes, the siding needs to come back off.

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You may have enough J-channel for the new windows, may not....
Building paper water-resistive barrier; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...researchreport
Don’t just stuff some fiberglass insulation next to them on the inside, use non-expanding canned foam. Buy a "zip" tool for siding removal. Help with install/removal; http://www.abtco.com/kp_abtco/docs/A...tructions_.pdf

Use a sill pan and dam-end head flash for optimum results.
The WRB is critical: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...WrZBbBZoIUXgxw

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Siding is going to have to come off around the openings.

Google Flex Wrap and invest in the proper water management tools to make sure you don't have a future problem.
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Why didn't you replace the windows first?
Yes, the siding needs to come back off.

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The siding was updated before I bought the house...trust me it would have been done when the siding was replaced.
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You may have enough J-channel for the new windows, may not....
Building paper water-resistive barrier; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...researchreport
Don’t just stuff some fiberglass insulation next to them on the inside, use non-expanding canned foam. Buy a "zip" tool for siding removal. Help with install/removal; http://www.abtco.com/kp_abtco/docs/A...tructions_.pdf

Use a sill pan and dam-end head flash for optimum results.
The WRB is critical: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...WrZBbBZoIUXgxw

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Gary, thanks for the reply. I appreciate your help!
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Siding is going to have to come off around the openings.

Google Flex Wrap and invest in the proper water management tools to make sure you don't have a future problem.
Thanks for the reply.
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