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MSU Fan 06-13-2011 02:55 PM

Replacement windows are new construction!
So although we ordered replacement windows from Crestline, they apparently don't sell "replacement windows". Only "new construction". Great. I am not planning to replace my siding. I was not planning to replace the brickmould around the windows today. But here we are and I am not sure what to do.

If possible, I would prefer not to cut off the flanges to do the installation. I will if I have to, but...

How am I to go about installing these windows. I'm not the most home savvy person, so use the simple words for me please!

nealtw 06-13-2011 04:28 PM

I hate doing jobs twice so when changing windows I want to have a look at the wood around it. Most houses will have one or two windows with water damage. That's not what you wanted to hear is it.

TheDoorGuy 06-14-2011 05:55 PM

It sounds like you are thinking about reducing the integrity of your windows...
Without knowing lots of details about your situation I can't give you really
good advice but I think you are going to have leaks at the very least and
windows that probably won't be firmly attached.

Since you say that you are not overly handy I think I would ask a licensed
contractor to give you a price on installing the windows correctly...Business
is not really booming these days and you might find it is an affordable option.

Best of luck with the project!

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