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Old 06-09-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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I want to purchase new construction sliding windows from company "A" and pay for them to install it...what does installation normally include? The wall is an existing wall with wood siding, ship lap underneath with tar paper on top of that. Would the installer be responsible for ensuring the paper is ok? I would think that if all they would do is tear out the old window (cut 1" of siding around window, remove window, and put in new window) they are not really waterproofing it enough...would i be better just buying the windows and hiring someone to do the actual installation, necessary waterproofing and trimming out?

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I want to purchase new construction sliding windows from company "A" and pay for them to install it...what does installation normally include? The wall is an existing wall with wood siding, ship lap underneath with tar paper on top of that. Would the installer be responsible for ensuring the paper is ok? I would think that if all they would do is tear out the old window (cut 1" of siding around window, remove window, and put in new window) they are not really waterproofing it enough...would i be better just buying the windows and hiring someone to do the actual installation, necessary waterproofing and trimming out?
Maybe, Iím not saying putting in a window is not DIY, but only you know your skill level.

There are a lot of tutorials out there on the web showing the basics. Some very good, some not so.

One thing we can all agree on is you donít want any leaks.

If you do hire the install out at least let the contractor measure the windows.

You donít always save if you take the ordering out of the hands of the contractor.

If you order, youíll pay retail, I get a discount and charge you retail and you end up paying the same thing. I make a few bucks, but any order mistakes are on me.

If you post some pictures the level of difficulty answer would be much easier.

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The small windows i am confident i could do myself. Unfortunately, 2 of the windows are much too large to install by myself.
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It's up to each company. Why don't you ask the company clearly about the contract before buying their service?
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