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Old 07-07-15, 05:35 AM
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need replacement window

hello all, i am new on this forum please bear with me as i am not that smart with handywork.

my dog broke a window in our living room, our neighbor came over and measured and found one that will fit at home depot.

he looked at the broken window and said there is a nail flanger around the window behind the stucco... no idea what that means.

he said he can just remove and install a replacement window for me using caulk to seal the window. is this normal? unfortunately i am older and on fixed income. any input would be helpful.

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Old 07-07-15, 06:05 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

Is the whole window broke? or just the glass? You might want to post a pic or two so we can see what you have - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

I assume you'd want a replacement window [as opposed to new construction] which doesn't utilize the flange.
 
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yes the whole window is broke. it is a 52 x 49 1/2 size i believe.

neighbor said they are easy to put in, i read that the caulk is not good enough for water seal?
 
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I'm a painter not a window installer [but we have some members that are, so stay tuned] but caulking is often used to seal windows. A lot depends on how the window fits. Is it recessed or is it proud of the stucco?
 
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it would be right against stucco.
 
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If the top of the window sticks out past the stucco it would need flashing.
 
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what is flashing?

window would be flush on stucco with frame being wider than opening on broke window i think 1" on all sides
 
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Flashing is a bent piece of metal that goes under the siding/stucco and protrudes out over the top of the window frame so the water must exit out and not seep into the structure.
 
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Yeah I can't really imagine a dog breaking anything on a window other than just the glass. Glass can be replaced and it does not entail replacing the entire window to do it.
 
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Replacement windows are installed all the time and have proven to hold up over time.

The outside flange needs a heavy bead of 100% silicone caulk between the flange and the stucco. The window is secured by screwing through the frame from inside the house. Screws go at top and bottom.
After installation, another finish bead of paintable silicone is applied around the flange. No flashing required. The original window frame has flashing behind the stucco and is waterproofed.

From the inside, the window will be finished out with minimal expansion foam around top, bottom, and sides. Final trim is self-adhesive vinyl strips to cover gaps.
 
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