DIY window install

Old 04-23-05, 01:25 PM
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DIY window install


My house is about 35 years old and it still has its original windows. I consider myself to be fairly handy around the house and would like to replace them myself (12 windows). I shopped around and the best I could find for a decent window was at home depot ($170/each). I've never replaced windows before. Is this a DIY job and if so, any recommendations for how to guides?

Thanks in advance,

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What is the interior and exterior finish material of your house?
Are you opposed to inframe change outs?
Old 04-27-05, 06:53 AM
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Inside is drywall and outside is brick. From what I've been reading so far, I looks like the windows can be changed from the inside, is that the way to go? I want to keep my org. frame and molding.
Old 04-27-05, 08:05 AM
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depending of the type of windows some have sliding glasses
they can be remove hand have insert windows made to fit the opening.
they usually come with the trim


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last year I replaced all of my windows (27) with the ones at HD and they were the 8500 series and only had 1 problem and they sent replacement part within 2 days great windows and service for the price. tools for the job that I had were a recipricating saw, hammer, prybar and drill. got to the point 4 windows in a day. hope things go well.

they don't give any discount for big orders so get a couple and see how it goes before ordering them all.
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Thanks for all the great input. Iíve talked to some installers and some say that I have to line the frame with some aluminum or vinyl to keep the wood from rotting, is this necessary? Builderthebob, I myself am probably going to go with the Home Depot brand 9500 series. How have the 8500s worked out for you?

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