Step 6: Install the Side Casing

man side casings on new windowsill
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Squeeze a bead of caulk beside the ends of the siding, and nail the new casing in place. Here, I used cellular PVC trim boards and 8d stainless-steel ring-shank nails. Set the nailheads slightly below the surface, and cover each one with a dab of the two-part adhesive. After the dabs harden, sand them flush.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • detail sander
      Multitool
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • flat prybar
      Pry bar

    Shopping List

    1. 8d stainless-steel ring-shank nails
    for casing

    2. 3½-inch deck screws for sill

    3. Two-part acrylic adhesive (The brand used here is Bond&Fill.)4. Cellular-PVC windowsill (The brand used here is Kleer Lumber, which has the most sill options. AZEK also makes a PVC sill.)