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Old 06-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #16
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An insert style window (goes inside your existing frame) can be installed and flashed effectively in that application (not just relying on caulk), however it is a "higher-level" task. Most guys would probably do it it the cheap way as ron warned against. Most times in situations where we are dealing with condo associations,etc, they have preferred the insert style as we can get the trim to mimic the original look and match more closely to the other units. The fact that you have no 1xX or brickmold around the exterior would pretty much necessitate the removal of all of the surrounding siding for a full tear-out, due to the fact that as you described, the HOA/Condo Assoc. probably won't accept fat trim around the opening. A full tear-out of that nature is also a pretty high-level installation. I really don't recommend DIY either way, or anytime where substantial flashing detail is necessary, but I guess this is the DIY forum, right? Just do alot of research, maybe find some good youtube videos or something.... Messing up twin casements would be a pricey mistake.

HomeSealed, if you install the window within the frame as you mention how does that change the trim detail on the inside?

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that could be anything from wider trim to butting new to existing trim
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that could be anything from wider trim to butting new to existing trim
I don’t see butting the original. I see either all new trim or a big ass round or something.

Either way a new look on the inside(not acceptable to some). There would be some cost to benefit issues to weigh there.
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the association will dictate the install,simple as that
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When you say "inside" do you mean interior? If so, in that app we'd either add a quarter round or parting stop (1/2 x 3/4) style moulding to act as an interior stop. Every time that I've worked with condo associations, etc, their jurisdiction (and their concern) ends on the exterior... FWIW, I do agree that a full tear-out is preferable, it just tends not to fall that way when uniformity and cost concerns come into play.

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