Hi, I’m looking for some advice on how to deal with replacing the Pella windows in my house.
I’ve installed many replacement windows in my Mother’s house with no problems, very old single hung with the old weights. I’m now looking to do my own and am not sure how to proceed. I’m not even quite sure how I need to measure for these windows. They are PELLA aluminum clad windows from about 1985 or 1986.
I tried attaching a couple pictures to help show what I am talking about but I could not get them to upload:mad:. I tried everything. The size and format are correct but I keep getting a invalid format warning. If you can help me with that I would be glad to post some photos.
The windows are wood with aluminum cladding on the exterior and have a vinyl jamb cover. With the cover removed I would assume I would need to remove all springs, aluminum weather seal etc. back to the wood frame. This is where I would want to measure the width. There are a couple problems with this.
1) The aluminum clad on the outside of the window sticks out well beyond the wood frame.
2) The bottom sill lip does not line up with the inside stop. This lip is wrapped with aluminum.
I would like any help I could get before I even measure and order for these replacements. I’m planning on replacing 10 of these next (2016) summer. Hoping I can find someone who has dealt with these Pella windows and can give me some guidance. Where do I take my measurements and how will the replacements slide in (what do they stop up against)?
PS. I will try to get the photos to upload and if I can I will post them in this thread.