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#943158 - 08/09/18 05:00 PM Window support
rfm3 Offline
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So these windows were installed with a serious issue
Support is with wood, have yet to tunnel to investigate but did see the wood frame that supports bottom of the siding


After removing the overgrowth of shrubbery and wicked rose thorn bushes I have this
How does one fix this with a non wood product?

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#943159 - 08/09/18 05:35 PM Re: Window support [Re: rfm3]
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Just decorative, vinyl siding not support. It just snaps together.

how 2
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#943161 - 08/09/18 05:40 PM Re: Window support [Re: rfm3]
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It's not a "window support". Are those two J strips on top of that siding?

Looks to me like the guy who did it did not know how to install siding. He should have put his starter strip higher so he could finish at the top properly.

If I am seeing it correctly. I would tear out the wood that's directly under the windows and create a sill out of PVC 1X4 or 1X6 that will provide ~ 1-1/2 inch overhang or projection.

Then remove the two "J" strips (if that's what they are), then remove the siding from the top down.

Raise the staring strip so you can trim the top piece of siding (cut just below the locking piece and add an undersill trim piece to finish the top properly under the sill.

The amount you cut off the top piece is the approximate amount you have raise the starter strip.

You don't have to remove the vertical trim pieces.

The miter angle on the sill is probably 22-1/2 degrees, test it with scrap first.

Not as bad as it sounds.

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#943162 - 08/09/18 06:05 PM Re: Window support [Re: rfm3]
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Take everything off but the vertical trim pieces and take another picture and maybe get some better advice.

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#943164 - 08/09/18 06:32 PM Re: Window support [Re: rfm3]
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From the pic, everything there is vinyl(windows, siding, etc.), so no wood there. And nothing structural showing, what are you asking?? There may be wood sills from old window frames, or just a bad caulk job. Can't tell from the pic.

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#943167 - 08/09/18 06:45 PM Re: Window support [Re: Just_Bill]
rfm3 Offline
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Have not dug into it but from what I could see the lower part of siding is attached to wood and maybe wood further in as support

The termite people also said this needs to be fixed



So different down here
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#943170 - 08/09/18 07:20 PM Re: Window support [Re: rfm3]
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Quote:

So different down here


At least snow piles are not an issue.
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#943172 - 08/09/18 07:45 PM Re: Window support [Re: code_ceis]
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Yea true but I am learning to move slower in hot heat

Still having the discussion on what wingnut felt the idea to put breaker boxes and water main shutoffs on the outside
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#943179 - 08/10/18 08:31 AM Re: Window support [Re: rfm3]
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Need to take all the vinyl off below the window. Windows are "hung" by the sides usually and in the case of fin flange from the top also. You probably need a termite shield between the bottom plate and slab.

When you get the siding off (15 minute job) take another picture and go from there. It's really not a big job, but you should do it right. There's not enough space between the ground and the bottom plate.

Off to Jack Daniels...........

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#943180 - 08/10/18 08:43 AM Re: Window support [Re: Able_Dog]
code_ceis Offline
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Originally Posted By Able_Dog
Need to take all the vinyl off below the window. Windows are "hung" by the sides usually and in the case of fin flange from the top also. You probably need a termite shield between the bottom plate and slab.

When you get the siding off (15 minute job) take another picture and go from there. It's really not a big job, but you should do it right. There's not enough space between the ground and the bottom plate.

Off to Jack Daniels...........


I remember he is an Apple guy not a Windows guy. grin
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