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Do It Yourself Home Windows Q And A

Dane or Tim, thanks to you both for your integrity and passing on your knowledge of windows! Many have befitted.

I'm looking to replace 60 year old wood, single pane (with storm window), slider units in Whitewater, WI. The original cedar siding butts to the external window frames.

I've seen units on YouTube where the contractor uses a circular saw and cuts through the wood siding exposing the nailing flange. After which the window is removed and a new vinyl window with and oversized brickmould is then sealed and screwed onto the existing framing after the replacement unit is shimmed in place. A snap trim then hides the attaching screws, similar as used with a storm door.

I would appreciate your suggestions on vinyl windows. I don't want a replacement as I want to seal the cavity between the construction framing and window unit with w/d foam.

I would prefer a 'local' manufacturer and I will be installing them myself.

Thanks for your time and expertise gentlemen,

Steve - Homeowner - from 2022

[Site Editor's Answer]

Steve, If you are interested in DIY, you have a couple different options. One, you can take my list of good windows and search local dealers who may be willing to sell direct. [For the window list, simply email Tim.]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2022


DIY Handyman Windows Question

Hello my name is Jeff with no limit handyman service. I'm looking to close in a screen porch and I need to get six windows I need four of them at 52 and 1/2 by 59 and 3/4 and I need one of them at 45 and 3/4 by 59 and 3/4 and the other 144 and 1/2 by 59 and 3/4. I'm trying to look for a sliding window they don't have to be expensive brand the cheaper the better because it's just for a rental could you please email me back I don't need someone to install them I just need the windows herself thank you and have a nice day.

Jeff - Homeowner - from 2021

[Site Editor's Answer]

Jeff, if you are interested in DIY...here is my DIY spiel.

[DIY List Redacted -- contact us directly (Dane or Tim) for our good and great windows list.]

Dane - Site Editor - from 2021







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