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Old 11-21-2009, 05:56 AM   #1
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I have an 8 year old house that has vinyl (nail fin) new construction windows installed that are very poor quality. I want to replace them with a much better quality vinyl replacement window.
How do I remove the window (nail fin) without distrubing the exterior vinyl siding and J channel. The interior has sheetrock returns, I have no problem removing that if I have to.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:06 AM   #2
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you will need to remove the siding anyway to install a new window. Without doing so how do you plan on sealing this window?

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You'll have to remove the siding to install the window properly. No shortcuts.
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You do not have to disturb the interior walls if you are replacing these with the same size windows. But you must remove the siding. BUT... this is very easy. simply pry it loose, install the windows, caulk and flash, and nail the siding back in place.
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To answer your actual question, if the windows are double hung it is pretty easy. Tilt in and remove the sashes, cut the caulking, then take a flat bar and tap it in between the sheetrock and window frame. I use a piece of 1x4 with a piece of foam attached to one side to protect the sheetrock. Start collapsing the the frame, starting at the bottom center. The windows will be destroyed if you use this process, but will allow you to remove the original windows. Cutting the frame sill at the bottom will make it easier as well. If the windows are single hung, it can still be done, but the top sash will need to be removed first. The glazing beads will have to be removed and then the glass unit itself. Be very careful if your have to do this as it is very easy to break the glass. CRL makes a de-glazing tool for this, but it is a bit expensive for a small DIY project. Be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves.
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I would install replacement windows that do not have nail frames , they fit into the opening.
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is there a highly reccomended replacement window , Iam located in eastern Pa.
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thank you, is there ba high quality replacement window you can reccomend, I am in south eastern PA
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you might want to look at Silverline replacement windows. they make them custom to your exact dimensions. Produced with adequate quality and quickly at an economical cost. I have used them from time to time for 15 years now. Factory is located in NJ.

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