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Old 04-15-2011, 08:20 AM   #1
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our basement is about 7' beow grade on the highest point, and 6' at the lowest point.. its 8" block constriction and has four 34x22 windows in it...

the problem is this though.. the windows are put in so the top of the foundation is also the top of the window, there is no blocks above it, its screwed into the sill plate for the 1st floor... which ok this is fine, there is a window well around all the windows for the depth that goes below grade... you'd think all is fine and dandy right? well you can only see out 1/2 the window!

going right through the middle of the window is the starter piece for the vinyal siding, which means they started the siding a whole 1 row below the 1st floor so that the top of the first row nails into the start of the 1st floor's wooden structure... the starter strip is nailed into the concrete block! which ok they didn't want to have so much concrete showing, but they didn't do anything about where it goes over the windows!

what can I do to fix this? can I just cut the starter strip where the window is, cut a rectangle out of the siding where it goes over then move the starter strip up to hold it in place?

what would you guys do in a situation like this?

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You just use J-Channel and go around it.

Look at your other windows.

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You just use J-Channel and go around it.

Look at your other windows.
what would I attach it to? Kind of cringe at the idea of to the concrete block..
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what would I attach it to? Kind of cringe at the idea of to the concrete block..
All you do is drill a few small holes and place an anchor in each hole. Get a stainless screw and washer and attach the J channel.
It's like what, six holes?
Take some photos. I'd like to see the cringing part.
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The same way they attached the siding to the block.

I’d call them back and say why did you cover my windows with siding.

Post a picture if you can.
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The same way they attached the siding to the block.

I’d call them back and say why did you cover my windows with siding.

Post a picture if you can.
can't do that, I bought the house like this I assume it was the builders that did it. I don't think its been resided in the 12yrs its been standing.

I'll get some pics to show what its like from inside and outside

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