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Cossack 04-11-2010 05:24 PM

Window installation advice
This will be my first time installing a window. We picked up a nice almost new window at Habitat for Humanity for a good price that does not have the nailing fins on the outside. Do I make my own or is there some way to install the window without this flange?

I will be removing two larger old windows and dropping in this newer smaller window so I can fit in a shower for my bathroom rehab. I will obviously have to build my own rough opening.

I would appreciate any other advice and possible Web DIY window install videos any of you know of. Thanks in advance for the help.

tpolk 04-11-2010 06:08 PM

if you know window fabricator you can prob get fins. lumber yard or window place may help with pics

Just Bill 04-12-2010 06:37 AM

Vinyl or wood?? As suggested, finding a fin would make things easier, and it properly locates the window in the opening. Without a fin, you can nail a stop on the opening, and install screws thru the sides.

I assume you have a proper header for the opening??

Cossack 04-13-2010 12:14 PM

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The exterior of the window is vinyl and the inside is wood. I thought I would have to attach some frame to the window, but you seem to be saying I can attach somehing to the frame.

Cossack 04-13-2010 12:41 PM

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Cossack 04-15-2010 04:01 PM

This is my first window install. Can anyone tell me how to install the above pictured window without the nail fins? Thanks

Tom Struble 04-16-2010 12:17 AM

you can get the fins from any Andersen distributor

jlhaslip 04-16-2010 01:44 AM

Is there room for a brick mold where the 'nailing flange' meets the sheathing?
Might need to custom build the brick mold to fit the space you have available on the outside of the wall.
Use a drip edge flashing above.

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