DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > General Home Improvement Discussion > windows or siding first?




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-04-2010, 01:05 PM  
maxpatch
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Default 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?

Thanks.


maxpatch is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2010, 06:12 PM  
Cork-Guy
Cork Flooring Pros
 
Cork-Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 243
Default

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.


__________________
[B][URL="http://www.corkflooringpros.com"]Cork Flooring[/URL][/B] - [B][URL="http://www.ventless-fireplace.org"]Ventless Fireplace[/URL][/B]
Cork-Guy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 03:13 PM  
Robbie245
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 14
Default

Windows must be 1st so you can properly flah the siding to prevent wind blown leaks.
Robbie245 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 08:53 AM  
DeckPro
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 13
Default

I would put the windows in first and then add the hardi-plank siding
DeckPro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 10:13 PM  
frozenstar
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 253
Default

I think windows should go first before the siding... It will be much easier to put the windows before you put the siding...
frozenstar is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 10:06 AM  
rcnails
Junior Member
 
rcnails's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Default

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".
rcnails is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 02:38 PM  
handyguys
Senior Member
 
handyguys's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 815
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Send a message via Skype™ to handyguys
Default

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.


__________________
The Handyguys Podcast [url]http://www.handyguyspodcast.com[/url]
handyguys is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
old windows Leal General Home Improvement Discussion 4 12-08-2009 11:17 PM
HELP! The windows are bleeding onto my siding whyme Roofing and Siding 0 02-18-2009 12:35 PM
Which comes first, windows or siding susamayri Windows and Doors 3 06-12-2007 06:33 AM
Windows jroach6346 Windows and Doors 6 11-29-2005 01:55 PM

Newest Threads

hey

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS