Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-05-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St louis
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Replacement or New construction windows if.......


I plan on replacing the siding also. WOuld it be best/cost effective to go with one vs the other. I have a few bidders coming in this week but i was just wondering if this is an option or are they gonna just go with replacements?

kgressler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St louis
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Replacement or New construction windows if.......


Bump.........

kgressler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

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...

Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 11-05-2007 at 07:18 PM.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2007, 09:43 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 84
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Replacement or New construction windows if.......


I'd also recommend going with a new construction window, for the same reasons. You'll want to determine your rough opening size, and order the windows about 1" shorter and narrower than the RO. This will leave you 1/2" on all sides of the new window to insulate. Then the windows will need to be retrimmed inside and out, but as mentioned, you shouldn't have trouble covering the old paint lines if they are measured correctly. Some people leave off the exterior trim, but I think houses look a little "anemic" when they do that.
XSleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2007, 02:04 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St louis
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Replacement or New construction windows if.......


Shouldnt matter that my interior walls are plaster does it? I wont have to do anything but retrim?

Thanks for the help fellas.
kgressler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacement Windows-Storm Windows simon Remodeling 27 11-17-2007 06:18 PM
Flashing for New Construction Replacement Windows in Stucco House BigJimmy Building & Construction 10 11-03-2007 01:48 PM
How to measure windows for new construction? pastrami Remodeling 1 04-26-2007 08:36 PM
How do I install new windows? RickT Carpentry 17 10-12-2006 07:06 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.