Replacement or New construction windows if.......
If you are going to go with new siding, do ''New-Construction'' windows.
We are just finishing up on one of our projects now, where this was done.
The objective of ''replacement'' windows is so that you don't have to do alterations to the siding or the interior walls. Just put the windows in. = Saves money. However, your situation is different since the siding is all coming off and being replaced anyways.
If the New-Construction windows are ordered the proper size, you shouldn't have to do any sheetrock alterations. (We did not have to touch one wall area in the project mentioned).
Some advantages of installing New Construction Windows when re-siding are:
The new windows are installed with a better complete sealed unit and no-leak process.
The sides of the window jamb frames can be properly insulated and sealed.
Again, I say this in respects to installing these windows when you are re-siding.
Obviously, it is more cost effective to install replacement windows when one is not re-siding their home.
I'm sure that others here, may have more to offer...
- Build Well -
Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 11-05-2007 at 07:18 PM.