08:38AM | 03/25/03
Member Since: 01/04/04
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I have a 1977 split level that requires replacement windows. I have already had a bedroom window and my side light window replaced with Insulate vinyl, double-pane, low E windows. I watched the guys install them and I was surprised to see that they did not remove any exterior trim off the house. The simply collapsed the old frames, scored off the fin from the new window and screwed the new window in the opening. Then they caulked around the gap on the outside. I am concerned that by scoring the fin off, they have effectively removed the only flashing that will prevent water infiltration. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so rain is a concern. I am having the rest replaced by another installer who will remove and replace exterior trim, leave the fins on and install the way I think would be the most effective. Should I consider having these other two windows redone, or is there a way to flash around them after the fact?

[This message has been edited by TchrMommy (edited March 25, 2003).]

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