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Old 09-14-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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Replacment Window HELP!!

Attached are the windows I would like to replace with pocket/replacment windows.

Am I able to remove the existing Shashes without touching the vinyl siding? Is this type of window a contender for pocket windows?

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Is that a mobile home?
Just my opion, it can be done but I have two concerns.
You have what's called sheetrock returns, and slim line windows.
To remove what you have and install a better window you would have to bust out the sheetrock because the jambs are going to be wider.

I'd have to be there to look at it but it looks like you have no stops around that low end style window for the new replacement window to sit againt when installing it.

We only have those pictures to go by but I'm thinking if it was mine I would use new constrution and install them from outside, not replacement windows.


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The home is a stick built ranch. If I go with New Construction windows will I need to do any sheet rock work? Does anyone know what type of windows these are?

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Old 09-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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Are those vinyl or aluminum?....
The ideal install would be new construction, however it would require both siding cut-back or removal, as well as sheet rock cut back (the new jamb depth will almost certainly be larger). Not an easy DIY proposition.
The alternative method would be to down-size your new window, install it inside those sheet rock returns, and install some trim (typically qtr round) around teh inside to cover the edge of the window. On the outside, if that is a flanged vinyl window, you can run a sawzall between the siding J and the window to cut the nailing fin. You will be left with some ugliness on the outside with the window being smaller, so you'll have to fill that in with something. Pros bend up aluminum coil, but I'm not sure if you have access to the tools or experience to do that. You'll also need to install a drip cap at the top of the opening.
Any way that you go about it, it is not a simple "pocket replacement" install. Pocket refers to the 3 1/4" jamb space between the interior and exterior stops on a typical wood window.
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Ah yes aluminum windows. Your best bet is going to be take down siding and install new construction windows and re flash. As for the returns cut them back to where you need for new window depth and tape and mud tight to your replacement windows or tear all of the plaster and use a poplar return with some nice casing.
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