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Wood framing and new window


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03-14-17, 03:52 PM   #1  
Wood framing and new window

I am in the process of replacing a window on a wood frame house down in Florida. Unfortunately I have to rebuild the framing for the opening due to water damage. I went to my local home improvement store to pick out a new window and was told they only carried windows for block frame and would not pass inspection. He was quick to offer a special order. Is there any truth to this?

I searched online at Florida building and it basically says the window on a wood frame house should be secured through one of the following: the main frame, a subframe system, jamb clips or flange. Is there any reason why I can't use one of the windows in stock?

Just to give an example I was looking at a window similar to the jeld-wen model number JW662002

 
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03-14-17, 04:15 PM   #2  
There is no way for us to know what you were looking at. "Similar to" JW662002 doesn't cut it. JW662002 does say it can be installed in a wood buck. (This implies that you would be fastening the window through the frame of the window itself.) Generally windows in wood framing are installed using a nail fin. There is no way for us to know what windows your stores carry locally. You will have to shop around. Generally "special order" at a box store does not automatically mean you will be paying a premium price. It just means they don't stock it.

 
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03-14-17, 04:20 PM   #3  
That model number is one at my store. That's the reason I posted it. The only thing different I was looking at was size.

Regardless of which window I choose, is there any reason why I can't secure it through the window itself (code reasons) and not need a flange (provided the window company supports it).

 
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