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scarlett

06:35AM | 08/20/01
Member Since: 08/19/01
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Bvwindows
We are in the process of getting bids for replacement vinyl windows. What is the best way to remove the old windows? Is it best to take them out from the outside or from the inside? The contractors are split down the middle on this decision, and I would like your opinion of this. We have aluminum storm windows now. And the siding on the outside of the house is masonite siding.
Thanks.

AWINDORMAN

05:44AM | 08/26/01
Member Since: 07/04/00
36 lifetime posts
what type of prime window is in the house now wood double hung or aluminum sliders?just a note dont let installer pull the frame of the old window out. IT will cause leaks down the road.

scarlett

08:29AM | 08/26/01
Member Since: 08/19/01
2 lifetime posts
In reply to the question if the existing windows are wood or aluminum. They are double pane aluminum casement windows. They slide up and down. They are a cheap window that was originally installed in the house 15 years ago. They have broken seals, and allow freezing in the winter.

ciello

09:00PM | 09/09/01
Member Since: 09/09/01
2 lifetime posts
Pulling the aluminum window frame introduces significant risk of hidden water leakage and damage. Particularly in Stucco facades.
Overfitting a replacement window is the less risk method.

DH

06:19PM | 09/24/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
If the windows are wraped in trim on the outside, pull the trim, install new windows replace trim.
If the siding goes to the edge of the windows, remove the glass and colapse the frame, you must be very careful that you do not damage the siding. Order windows with no fins. Set in place, shim and level caulk in place.
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