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cocean 12-06-2012 01:20 PM

Window replacement question
 
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I have old aluminum builders windows. House was built in 1992. Is it possible to use replacement windows you get from lowes on these? or do I need to go new construction. If so...how do you do it?

HomeSealed 12-06-2012 01:27 PM

It looks like that brickmold (exterior trim) is part of the window, so it may all need to come out. If that is the case, you may as well go with a nailing fin (new construction) install. What is the jamb depth on those? If less than 3 1/4", you'll need to rip down those jamb extensions as well.
There may be some other options, but it is difficult to tell by a couple pictures.
On product, if you are looking at Lowes, the Plygem Premium is the only thing that I'd recommend as decent.

joecaption 12-06-2012 01:28 PM

Replacement windows will not work. Going to have to go with new constrution.
At the same time replace all that old brick molding with vinyl bick molding.

cocean 12-06-2012 01:37 PM

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no, brick molding comes off,,,this is where i'm at

cocean 12-06-2012 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1067597)
Replacement windows will not work. Going to have to go with new constrution.
At the same time replace all that old brick molding with vinyl bick molding.

yeah, that is what I am doing, and then all the siding is bad too, so getting hardi plank, just wanted to go a simpler route for the other 15 bad windows

cocean 12-06-2012 01:40 PM

is there any way to easily detach from inside. I did one years ago and it was a nightmare to get it out(basically interior side) what steps should I take this time

HomeSealed 12-06-2012 02:17 PM

I see... No easy way. Cut the siding back (or remove it), and then remove the window. The flange makes it impossible to remove from inside.... A replacement window could be used , but it would need some high-level metal work to be flashed properly. Your best course of action is a new construction window.

cocean 12-06-2012 02:19 PM

are the fins the only thing holding the window in place? mine are stapled

HomeSealed 12-06-2012 02:29 PM

Generally speaking, yes. Unless you see screws through the jambs.... Remove the glass and then get a pry bar behind the fins. You have already done the hard part in getting the nailing fins exposed for removal.

Windows on Wash 12-06-2012 05:07 PM

+1

No easy way to do this one correctly here.

ddawg16 12-06-2012 05:25 PM

I'm installing new construction windows in my addition....they have the nailing fin that goes all the way around....if you want, I can post up some pics....

For the most part, new construction windows look like they would be your best bet....but a little late in the year to be doing it....


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