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Old 09-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Hello. I am new to the forum but have looked things up in the past. I am replacing 2 windows in bedrooms in my home and the wood is in bad shape. I have room to make the windows bigger and had some questions.

1. I was wondering if I can find a new construction window near the size I want and build a frame to accept it. Is there any problems with doing it this way?

2. Should I use standard or treated lumber for the frame? I will have it wrapped with aluminum once I am done.

3. The sill sloped away from the old window and I assume I should do the same. Is this correct?

4. Any reasonbly priced brands that you would recommend?

Thanks in advance for answering my questions. I really appreciate it.


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Old 09-10-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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No PT lumber if your wrapping in alum...and pics would help alot.


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Old 09-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Make sure you put in a new header and studding if going bigger.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #4
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new construction windows will have nail flanges around the perimeter of the window so the exterior siding will have to be cut back to allow for the nail flanges and then the siding put back ...
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Vinyl windows are made to size so there's no need for reframing if you just order one the same size.
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