08:07AM | 12/14/02
Member Since: 12/13/02
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My contractor said that I should collapse the existing frame versus putting the new window over the frame, as we need to see if there is any leaking from the old window--and fix it if so. Also, putting a new vinyl window over the alum. window would make the window smaller. Is this smart? What should I ask themk--to make sure they do a good job? For example, will they put in new flashing? Etc. etc.??? Thanks!


04:30PM | 12/14/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
References from past customers on similar work is what you should ask for. With your limited knowledge, you could just be a pain in the butt, trying to inspect his work as he does it. That implies a lack of trust. Do refs first to build trust, then stay out of his way.

His advice so far sounds right on, for what information you are able to give.

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