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Old 07-01-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Oak casing to a vinyl jamb extension on a new window?


What's the preferred method of attaching oak casing to a vinyl extension jamb? New construction vinyl window has a factory applied extension jamb to accomodate a 2x6 wall. I've done wood to wood but never wood to vinyl.

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Vinyl extension Jamb? I don't get it. New construction windows are usually shipped with or without wood jambs. How could you have vinyl jambs/extensions? Are you sure about that?

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They are out there. I have some total vinyl new construction windows in my home. I've seen extension jambs on some made with a real dense foam core that you could nail into. I think some are just hollow channels. you really need to look in the manufacturer's install instructions. Some require gluing. I saw one that only accepted trim screws. There is even a company out there that only accepts their own factory supplied casing, which is available, as an option, for additional money.
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Vinyl extension Jamb? I don't get it. New construction windows are usually shipped with or without wood jambs. How could you have vinyl jambs/extensions? Are you sure about that?
Yes, actually the extension jamb is a composite material I believe. Factory applied so there is no visible seam all the way around. It's a special order thing.
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Resurrecting this thread as I'm soon to be doing casing / trim on windows with factory installed composite jamb extensions. I've emailed the mfg for feedback but meanwhile wondering if anyone here has any current experience with this.

I'm open to using anything (pine, mdf, etc.) for the casing. Just not sure if i should glue, nail, etc....

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I’m confused, what’s the point to extend the window frame so you don’t trim the surround?
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as Dustball mentioned in the older thread, it's a special order - I could have built the extensions myself or have the factory do it - they use a composite instead of wood.

what I'm really asking is if I can pop a small (brad?) nail into the edge of the composite material without damaging it. Still waiting for feedback from mfg but I'm sure someone out there has done this...?
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ok - just got a reply from mfg - they don't have a preferred method to attach trim - apparently brad nails or screws are ok.
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if you are doing oak i would predrill and screw or finish nail
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not sure if I'll use oak - more likely pine - maybe even finger jointed since I plan to paint it anyway. This isn't a high end finish or anything - just want it to be neat and clean - I'm mostly worried about blowing the composite apart as I've never worked with composite material. Wish I had a couple of scrap pieces I could play around with - shoot a few brad nails into, etc just to get a feel for it. Pre-drill sounds like it might be safer I suppose...
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rtoni,
If you are using fj pine for painting, fasten it through the outer edge and forget the brads into the composite. Then caulk the seam when done painting.
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Mike - that sounds like an option too. Forgive me if I'm over-complicating this but it's been a ton of work (windows) and I hate to have it look sloppy on the final details. Now that you mention it, what's the harm in trying that first for sure. Acrylic or silicone or any certain type of caulking...?
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RT,
I usually use the siliconized acrylics. They are latex based so you can sponge them off to keep nice neat joints. One thing that helps is not to cut a big hole in the end of the tube, assuming your molding hits on the jamb extension pretty close and doesn't have any wide gaps.
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thanks again Mike - will try that - appreciate the feedback

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