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01-28-13, 05:23 AM   #1  
Window trim

I'm installing windows in sheet T1-11 siding (no sheathing underneath - the siding is the sheathing). I'm replacing the siding around the windows at the same time and I'm unsure about whether to fit the siding to the window, then install the trim over the siding, or to trim the window then fit the siding over that.

With the second option it seems like I would have better options for flashing, because flashing could go under the siding at the top? The problem with this though is finding trim that extends far enough out from the siding after the siding is installed so that it looks decent.

 
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01-28-13, 05:27 AM   #2  
Remove the window and door trim, install the T1-11 and replace the trim, provided you have enough setback on the windows for the t1-11 to sit flush with the outside of the frame.

 
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02-04-13, 06:00 PM   #3  
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Remove the window and door trim, install the T1-11 and replace the trim, provided you have enough setback on the windows for the t1-11 to sit flush with the outside of the frame.

Sorry, I'm not following. Is the frame the box that holds the glass in the window? So if I'm making a site-built non-opening wood window (basically a 1x box) to install in a rough opening, I want the "frame" to extend far enough out to be flush with the T1-11 siding once that's installed, right? And the trim should go on over the siding and cover the edge of the frame?

Another option would be to have the frame edges extend out past the siding so the trim can butt up against it. Or not a good idea?





 
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02-04-13, 06:19 PM   #4  
Plan A. Have the frame and the T1-11 flush with each other so your trim will lay flat on both.

 
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02-04-13, 06:32 PM   #5  
Gotcha. Thanks for keeping my life simple. Well, not with DIY in the works, but simpler.

So next question of course is what to seal the trim to. The horizontal surface of the pieces that hold the glass in teh "frame" (I think I'm calling the right thing the frame) will have to be exposed, so I guess I'll need to seal to those.

 
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02-04-13, 07:02 PM   #6  
So something like this:

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02-04-13, 07:22 PM   #7  
I would build the jambs to where they are flush with the sheetrock and bring the sheetrock to it, so you will have a place to install your trim, unless you are wrapping the opening with sheetrock.

 
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02-04-13, 07:27 PM   #8  
These are the windows I've mentioned before that have framed stained-glass inserts that insert from the inside. They have wood frames around them that cover the drywall edges. I think that takes care of your concern, thanks for replying.

 
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