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Old 12-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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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.
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no, brick molding comes off,,,this is where i'm at
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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
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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
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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.
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are the fins the only thing holding the window in place? mine are stapled
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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.
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No easy way to do this one correctly here.
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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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