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Old 05-17-2011, 03:55 AM   #16
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Here's a picture of the garage and one window. I'm curious how this is going to be fixed. If they take aluminum and go over what is there now with a bigger piece and nail it on top I have a feeling that it will eventually look like crap and is probably not the right way to fix this. What is the right way to fix this? I'm so pissed that I'm even involved in this situation. Help
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The window looks good to me.
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I'm hoping someone can give me advise asap. I hired a contractor to install certainteed vinyl siding on my house. I showed him a house nearby and said basically that this is what i want my house to look like. Well..they started the siding, i went to work, and when i got home I was very very pissed at what I saw. The house looks like a billboard for j channel. Its everywhere. Around all the doors and windows, around the base of the house. It looks awful. I called immediately and complained. I said my neighbors house has no j channel and thats what i said I wanted my house to look like. I was told that the other house has newer windows and that they used lineals and lineals cant be used on my windows. Is it true that lineals cant be used on older windows? I'm guessing my windows are around 10yrs old. They are anderson double hung. Also if I cant use lineals, is there any other way to avoid the ugly look of j channels? Please help me on this as I have to deal with the contractor first thing in the morning.

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There is a way to avoid all the J on the trim.A good brake guy could have bent
the J into a window trim to mimic the lineal look you wanted.
Kind of late now,but at least it looks like the installer is doing a pretty neat job otherwise.

He can still re-wrap the windows using coil stock to give you the J-less look,
although I'd question how watertight that trim job would be.
Have him do one to see how it looks.
Another concern would be where any water goes that enters that J.It could be
dumping behind the siding if he didn't divert it correctly near the bottom of the
windows.

Here's a pic of a trim with the J built in on an Andersen unit.
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I've installed well into the thousands of Andersen windows over the last 25 years and have never seen one with a brickmold either factory installed or field installed. I'd love to see a picture of what it is you have going on over there.
I think your windows are older than ten years. Andersen used to make wood windows with brickmold years ago before they were encasing the outside in vinyl. A lot of houses around by me built in the seventies have these windows. How your contractor did the one window you show in the pics is a common way to cap the brickmold and channel around it. He looks to be doing a fairly neat job. You shouldn't come on here and raise all kinds of hell when you didn't sit down with him and write up a contract and clearly communicate what you wanted your house to look like. There are more than one way to do a job, and evidently you both weren't on the same page. I think the fault lies with both parties. You could have been a lot more specific, and so could the contractor. You should both sit down civilly and work this out. If you get mad, or he gets mad, nothing good will come out of it.
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Oldfrt..Thank you..that was the answer I was looking for. I finally figured that out yesterday after spending about 2 hrs on the computer and doing searches. Now the problem is that the guy made the window trim too big and to wrap it in aluminum and cover the j channel i'm going to end up with a 4" frame which looks way too big. The only way to make it smaller would be to cut the j channel or to take the siding down and re do it!! And to firehawk, youre right it should have been in writing but I specifically showed the guy my neighbors house who's windows are done the way oldfrt described and said " that's the way i want my windows too look". I dont see how i could have been more specific. How this guy did something different is beyond me. So now I'm still left with an issue..the guy made the original aluminum trim 3" and that plus the j channel now needs to be wrapped and its going to look too big just under 4".
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I've installed well into the thousands of Andersen windows over the last 25 years and have never seen one with a brickmold either factory installed or field installed. I'd love to see a picture of what it is you have going on over there.

i think it's a permashield unit with wood brickmould applied around it,just could have pulled it off and installed the lineal
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Sounds like you should have talked to your neighbor and had his siding guy do your house. Just saying.

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