07:39AM | 10/31/02
Member Since: 10/28/02
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Hi, I live in TX and many houses here have Alum windows. My home is brick exterior and I want to remove the alum windows and replace with vinly replacements.

I know the alum need to me broken apart and the alum frame torn out. My question sis about installing the vinyl replacement window.

So it looks to me like the vinyl replacement needs to fit in the hole left after I tear out all the alum window frame etc... and it looks like the new vinyl window will meet up to the drywall edge on the inside of the house. I'm guessing I will use a few long screws and secure the new window plumb and square then seal up on the edges with good caulk.

Am I missing anything and does anyone have pictures, video or a detailed how to on doing this???



02:00AM | 11/27/02
Member Since: 11/25/02
12 lifetime posts
Most Do-it-yourself centers have videos on installing windows. The basic concept is simple, where they lack is finishing the interior and exterior. The most important part is ordering the correct size and removing the old unit without damaging it's surounding.


07:36AM | 11/27/02
Member Since: 11/16/02
66 lifetime posts

From what I am reading, your aluminum windows were probably installed with a nail fin first, then the bricks were installed.

If that is the case, what you should probaby do is add a nailer to the two sides and the top of the casing and install the new windows to that.

I have done this many times and it works well.

Make sure you seal the area where the old nail fins came out of with a good sillicone caulk to keep any water from getting behind the bricks.

Good luck,



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