I am replacing my 30 yr old windows with casement and sliders. My old windows are coming out in 1 piece as I am cutting the nail fin with a sawzall and pushing them out. I plan to go in and trim back the jagged nail fin pieces for a clean opening. I have been told that for my casement windows that I should crank them out, and then screw them in from the outside into the channels/jam, sides and top, running the screws through a pre-drilled 3/8" hole (which it didn't come with) and into the frame, then placing a button/cap over the hole to finish. I was also told to do the drilling from the inside jam as to not create a hole (on the outside) for leaks, which is correct? Do I drill into the outside or inside jam?
Same question for the sliders, it really doesn't make sense to open the window and drill from the outside, because in either design, I only have 1 moving window while the other stays fixed...anyone chime in here?
*The windows currently are all casement, 3 of them will be replaced with vinyl, horizontal sliding, insert windows (no fin), 2 windows will be replaced with insert casement vinyl windows (crank out). The house has steel siding for 4 windows and brick veneer in the front for my large 5x8' casement window (4 panel, crank out on either side) went with insert because I didn't want to mess with my siding and obviously the brick.
Last edited by tidal9; 08-16-2011 at 11:03 PM.
Reason: need to add more info
You need to:
-interior and exterior
Tell us what type of windows you are removing
-style and material
Type of windows you are putting in
-remodel or new construction
Type of exterior the house has
What you have, predicates what you'll do.
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B. Franklin 1759