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matt46b
New windows with existing vertical siding
matt46b

I need to install 3 windows side by side, not directly but maybe 18" or so apart but I'm trying to figure out what the absolute best approach is when I have 4 x 8 sheets of vertical siding installed on this garage.

this stuff --

http://www.lowes.com/pd/SmartSide-38-Series-Primed-Engineered-Treated-Wood-Siding-Panel-Common-0-375-in-x-48-in-x-96-in-Actual-0-315-in-x-48-563-in-x-95-875-in/3058153

The rough opening for the windows os 32 x 38 and they aren't pocket but have the mounting flange.

I'm not sure you can do it but frankly it would look best if they installed over the siding and then trim? and really seal the heck out of the top piece? of course, the less work the better BUT want to do it right.

dj1
Re: New windows with existing vertical siding
dj1

Can be done. Do you know how to cut an opening and rough frame for the windows?

Caution: when you cut studs, you need temporary supports.

Not sure? hire a framer.

matt46b
Re: New windows with existing vertical siding
matt46b

I've remodeled 5 homes and have extensive experience including installing windows -- I just want the right approach to this vertical siding thing.

Mastercarpentry
Re: New windows with existing vertical siding
Mastercarpentry

Flange-mounts normally go on top of the wall sheathing and under the siding. If your garage has only the siding you linked to then I'd mount on top of that and trim over the flange to match the trim theme on the rest of the garage. Sealing my be an issue so at the top so I'd arrange the flashing to go under the siding and over the top trim at the top along with soft flashing on the flanges and sill. Caulk well and keep an eye on the caulking as it's doing most of the waterproofing work now.

Spacing can be whatever you want as log as the structure is correctly altered for it with header(s), jacks, sills, and cripple studs as needed. Unless they need to be in a specific spot, consider butting one side to existing studs (allowing 1 1/2" more for the jack to save a bit of lumber and work.

Should be a piece of cake with any framing experience.

Phil

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