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Tom5151 09-28-2009 09:54 AM

Window Install Question
 
Hello,

I am going to be installing windows in our cabin on a wall where no windows existed previously. I have never installed windows before but I think i am pretty comfortable cutting and framing the openings.

My questions is with the actual window. It is a Crestline double hung vinyl window with wood interior. It has a nailing flange. 4-9/16 jambs. The rough opening is 36X60.
  1. Do I need to flash the rough opeing framing with roofing felt?
  2. Can I set the window directly on the rough opeing sill plate or do I need shims there first and then set the window on those? If I can set directly on the silk can i put a bead of spray foam insulation or a couple of parallel beads of caulk down first and set the window directly on that to form a nice tight seal under the window?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Tom

Tom5151 09-29-2009 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom5151 (Post 333547)
Hello,

I am going to be installing windows in our cabin on a wall where no windows existed previously. I have never installed windows before but I think i am pretty comfortable cutting and framing the openings.


My questions is with the actual window. It is a Crestline double hung vinyl window with wood interior. It has a nailing flange. 4-9/16 jambs. The rough opening is 36X60.
  1. Do I need to flash the rough opeing framing with roofing felt?
  2. Can I set the window directly on the rough opeing sill plate or do I need shims there first and then set the window on those? If I can set directly on the silk can i put a bead of spray foam insulation or a couple of parallel beads of caulk down first and set the window directly on that to form a nice tight seal under the window?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Tom

Hello.

Just checking back to see if anyone has any advice or tips on this?

Thank you.


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