I had planned to buy replacement windows for my home but have run into
a snag... The existing window frames are metal, which means than
installing conventional replacement windows as they were designed to
be installed is not an option. Instead, I need to completely remove
the metal frame. Now normally, I would replace the window with new
construction window by pulling back the siding and nailing the nail
fin, then replacing thesiding, however this is not possible either. I
have asbestos siding, which I am not ready to replace which I do not
want to mess with (I have a young child).
I have heard (read?) that you can cut the nail fin off of a new
construction window and mound it as you would a replacement window.
(or that you can buy new construction windows without the nail fin?)
This would provide me with the framing material found in the new
construction window without having to build a new frame...
Does anyone know if this will work?