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Old 03-04-2010, 12:05 PM  
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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?

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:12 PM  
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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.



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Old 03-06-2010, 02:13 PM  
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Windows must be 1st so you can properly flah the siding to prevent wind blown leaks.

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

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

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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".

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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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