Window replacement

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  1. rburt5

    rburt5 Member

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    I’m replacing original aluminum windows from 1979. The windows are on my second story and my 20ft ladder won’t let me reach the top of them. They’re held on with a nailing fin that’s behind 2 layers of siding. Also, they’re single hung windows and the top panes won’t come out.

    Does anybody have an idea for how to remove the windows from inside the house? Pulling the siding back to pull the nails from the nailing fin would only work across the bottom because the top window pane won’t come out.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    With aluminum windows you can remove the glass and then pull the framing inward, collapsing them which pulls the fins out from under the siding.
    Broken glass is very dangerous, so just a warning there. I feel for the window installers that take this risk every day. I have replaced a few windows this way, and I'm glad it's a rare occurrence. If this method is used, the fins on the new windows are cut off and the new windows are screwed in from the inside of the window frame.

    And there are some installers that do cut back the siding and lift them out from the wall, installing new trim around the windows.
     
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  4. rburt5

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    With the replacement of my window, the specialists from joinerysolutionssw.co.uk. Last week we were looking for a good company that would help me replace my windows in the greenhouse, which is quite a big one. It was this company that responded faster than the others to my request and did everything very efficiently. I think that this will be interesting to you because this company can be trusted, I have already checked and made sure that the specialists from here know how to do their job.
     
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  6. rburt5

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    Thanks for the help. My meter didn’t read any voltage. This sounds like something probably over my head. My knowledge pretty much ends at matching white to white and black to black lol. Probably time to give up and pay the electrician to make sure it’s safe.
     
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