Long-time lurker, first time poster.
I'm hoping to replace one very old, single (fixed) pane picture window
with two Pella casements (Designer Series) before the cold weather sets
In case they can't schedule the installation before it gets cold, I'm
wondering how long the house would actually be "open" for. I'm going
to have Pella (or their subcontractor?) install it, so the installers
*should* be reasonably quick about it. Can anyone here give me an idea
as to how long I would expect there to be a gaping hole in my house
during the process?
I live in New England, and am trying to figure out if I should wait
'til spring if they can't schedule the work in the next couple of
Thanks in advance for any info!
Barring some major obstacle the "hole" should only be there for a few
minutes. Replacing a window is less than a full day for replacment
The guy that came out to your house to measure the windows should be
able to tell you how long the job will take.
Yes, "a few minutes" is about right.
We had 3 windows (sashless sliders) replaced with vinyl casements.
All up it took about 4-5 hours, and we were missing _something_
in the windows for considerably less than half an hour in total.
I think there was snow on the ground (north of Toronto) at the time ;-)
In modernish construction it's relatively simple:
tear off trim
cut out caulk seals etc.
cut thru frame mounting nails
drive out shims (cutting the nails often does this already)
pull out window
put in new window
nail/screw in place
rebuild insulation, vapor barrier, caulk.
possibly rebuild exterior trim
Final interior trim/seal work is often left to the homeowner.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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