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despoka

11:03AM | 11/06/03
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November 6, 2003

RE: Vinyl Replacement Window Installation

To Whom It May Concern,

I want to install new vinyl replacement windows at my property. The structure is brick; the windows have wood jams and old Aluminum double hung windows. The property is approximately 75 years old. My questions concerning vinyl replacement window installation are as follows:
1.) Can you direct me to an installation reference source, book dealer / book distributor or a Web-site on the Internet, which can provide me with detailed instructions on replacement window installation? This is my first time attempting a replacement window project however, I have some basic knowledge of what’s evolved in performing window replacement and I’m very handy.
2.) Two of the windows to be replaced are unusually high. These are double hung windows however; the total length is approximately 7 feet and approximately 20 inches wide. What is the best manner to reduce the length of the window opening so I can purchase a standard / smaller length window? Should I remove the existing window and add additional bricks to make a smaller length opening? Can I use pressure treated lumber or some type of lumber to attach to the brick and make a small frame / box to close the window opening? The small wood frame / box would set on-top of the bottom of the existing brick opening and the new smaller length replacement window can set on-top of the new wood frame / box? I believe this may still be a special order item due to the width of the window.
3.) Can you direct my to a source / manufacture of Aluminum Breaks? I want to add Aluminum covering to the outside jams, cover any exposed wood and seal the window frame from the weather.

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