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maxpatch 03-04-2010 12:05 PM

windows or siding first?
I need to replace windows AND replace my existing siding with either hardi plank or vinyl -- not sure which yet.

The window company I've selected only does windows.

Which job should I do first? Does it even matter?


Cork-Guy 03-04-2010 05:12 PM

This really depends, with the new modern windows with the frame already attached you in theory could do the windows prior to installing new siding. However, I dislike the pre-framed windows as they tend to let in less light. I would suggest installing the windows and siding at the same time; I'm sure there is "another" company that can provide both services. ;)

Robbie245 03-06-2010 02:13 PM

Windows must be 1st so you can properly flah the siding to prevent wind blown leaks.

DeckPro 03-07-2010 07:53 AM

I would put the windows in first and then add the hardi-plank siding

frozenstar 03-07-2010 09:13 PM

I think windows should go first before the siding... :) It will be much easier to put the windows before you put the siding...;)

rcnails 03-24-2010 10:06 AM

can be done either way BUT you would be wise to do windows first! if you go with vinyl siding try and get good windows with a built in "j channel' for a much nicer look, just be careful when installing windows or siding that you do not damage the "j channel".

handyguys 03-24-2010 02:38 PM

windows for sure. There was another post recently (here or another forum, i forget) about a guy who did windows in his recently stuccoed house. They couldn't really flash the window correctly without damaging the siding. Windows first.

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