Replacement window shimming

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Old 04-09-00, 09:36 PM
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I am in the process of installing replacement windows and the widows are all going in very level. My question is do I need to put shims in the sides of the windows to brace them in addition to the mounting screws or just use the shims for correcting out of level windows. I have installed a couple without shims and they seem to be solid and level.
 
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Old 04-10-00, 03:57 AM
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If your new replacement windows were measured right, you should not need any shims. However, life as it is, make sure you check each window. One may be a little out of whack and you will need a shim or two.
Good Luck. Make sure you calk both sides of your new windows.


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Old 04-10-00, 03:57 AM
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What you want to level is the sill, BEFORE you put the window in, so that the bottom of the window frame is completly supported. Leave about 1/4" gap between the sides of the window frame and the trimmer studs, and a 1/4" between the top and the header.
 
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