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Old 03-07-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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we need to replace some windows and we have steel siding. without spending all summer on 3 windows, what can we do?

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use replacement windows not windows designed for new construction. These will fit inside the existing frames of your current windows. Remove the window stops remove the window frame and add new replacement window frame.

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i would love to, but the frame itself appears to be rotten. apparently they (the previous owners) resided over old wood windows and now moisture and mold are a huge problem. or, maybe there is options with this that i am not aware of
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In that case, there is no option other then be prepared to spend some time tearing off the siding and doing it correctly, with a new siding job.
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You dont need to rip off any siding. What you will need to do however,is cut it back to allow you to completely remove the old window and properly install and flash the new one. Then finish off the exterior with some new trim (larger to fill the new space). You can cap it with aluminum, or install a trim board made of cedar or a composite---whatever matches the rest of the house.
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what do you use to cut the steel siding? I have the same problem, the frame itself is shifting and allowing air leaks.
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If I had a rot issue that might be hiding at least somewhat under siding, I would pull it off for a look before fitting new windows. You cannot flash over rot and expect much long term. Bite the bullet. Do this right. It will only get more expensive if you do not.

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what do you use to cut the steel siding? I have the same problem, the frame itself is shifting and allowing air leaks.
Frank: To cut the siding, one option is to get a C6 carbide blade, the finest teeth you can get, and install it in your "Skill" saw, like any other blade. These blades are made specifically to cut steel and cut like a mad mutha. (Edit): I have never cut siding w/ one, per se, but have cut plenty of sheet metal. Try the blade on a scrap (like your neighbor's house) before you hit your house w/ it. I don't know how thick siding is, and whether or not it will tear instead of cut. If you do this, pls post what happened. Thanks.


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