windows or siding first?

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  1. Mar 4, 2010 #1

    maxpatch

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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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 #2

    Cork-Guy

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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. ;)
     
  3. Mar 6, 2010 #3

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    Windows must be 1st so you can properly flah the siding to prevent wind blown leaks.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2010 #4

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    I would put the windows in first and then add the hardi-plank siding
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 #5

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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...;)
     
  6. Mar 24, 2010 #6

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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".
     
  7. Mar 24, 2010 #7

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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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