Anderson Series 400

Old 11-09-05, 04:44 AM
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Anderson Series 400

I am trying to decide if I can install an Anderson series 400 new construction window. I'd like to be able to do it myself to spread out the cost over some months (do a couple of windows at a time). Also to save on total project cost. I feel confident about all steps except we just had Certainteed Cedar Perfection Vinyl shake siding installed this past Summer...I know, I know, windows should have been replaced THEN. Live and learn, only so many $ to go around. Anyone work with popping off this siding enough to apply the adhesive flashing and nail in the flange? Also, some sills are in poor shape (rough opening sill probably OK). Does the anderson have an integrated sill?

Old 11-17-05, 01:33 PM
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Hi Linda,

I just recently completed the install of 20 new Andersen 400 series windows on my own home, of course, a year after I had it painted. So I share your pain. I took a look at the siding you have and don't see a problem with you bending it back slightly in order to fit the windows and flashing in the opening. The vinal in your siding is only .100" thick so as long as you don't bend it all the way you should be OK. I would ask your Andersen dealer about an add-on to the window order if you are special ordering these. You can get an attached J-Channel which is used to tuck-away the edge of the vinal siding to give it a finished look.

The Andersen windows come with a sill that is vinal over wood and it sits on the opening frame sill-plate.

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me.


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