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Old 11-14-05, 04:03 PM
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Question removal of aluminum windows

Hello ! I just bought an old stucco house with aluminum sliding windows. I want to replace with vinyl windows. Is there a way to cut out the old aluminum without damaging the stucco. Is it possible to remove the windows then with a reciprocating saw cut out the aluminum channels that will leave me a clean opening to install the new windows, what do you think? Thanks-Al
 
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There's probably someone out there who would try to fit the windows in without "damaging" the stucco, and they would attempt to rely on caulking to seal the window and stucco edge. However, that would not be the proper way to install windows in a stucco home.

To properly remove and replace the windows you must bust out the stucco with a hammer, preserve the reinforcement wire, preserve as much of the building paper as possible, and incorporate a new construction window with nailing flange into that opening. Care must be taken to properly seal and flash the window before the stucco is patched in.

A fine article was written on this subject- it appears in the June 2004 Journal of Light Construction. Perhaps you can find this online or in your local library archives.
 
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There's probably someone out there who would try to fit the windows in without "damaging" the stucco, and they would attempt to rely on caulking to seal the window and stucco edge. However, that would not be the proper way to install windows in a stucco home.

To properly remove and replace the windows you must bust out the stucco with a hammer, preserve the reinforcement wire, preserve as much of the building paper as possible, and incorporate a new construction window with nailing flange into that opening. Care must be taken to properly seal and flash the window before the stucco is patched in.

A fine article was written on this subject- it appears in the June 2004 Journal of Light Construction. Perhaps you can find this online or in your local library archives.
Hi XSleeper, thanks for the quick response I appreciate the suggestion. I will try to find the article you sited. Al
 
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Thanks again

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Hi XSleeper, thanks for the quick response I appreciate the suggestion. I will try to find the article you sited. Al

Hi ! it's me again, I just located the article you told me about what a great site, I feel like a kid with a brand new toy. you guys in the Forum are the best. Thanks
 
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