How to Install a Completely Different Type of Window

How to Install a Completely Different Type of Window


hey what’s up guys you have seen me put
a lot of windows in fact I’ll go ahead and tag this video right here where I
kind of showed how we try to properly flash a window and make it leak proof on
a metal skinned exterior well today we’ve got a little bit of a different
window system that I don’t necessarily like or dislike it’s different so I
thought I’d share it with you guys we don’t actually install the window until
all of the steel has already been ran so what we’ve done is behind this steel
there is a window box so very similar to the way we frame all of our windows but
now what we’ve done is we’ve marked the corners of the window box and I’ve got
them all pencil mark and I’m gonna go through and I’m gonna snip them out
after the fact so this is kind of boring we’ll go ahead and speed this up but
I’ll show you what we’re doing oh okay forearms are dead so that is the
first thing that I don’t like about this style it’s really hard to get a pair of
nibblers in there when you’re cutting right against the window frames but what
you’ll notice is up here at the top we’ve cut it 5/8 of an inch taller it’s
more like 3/4 because I’ve learned 5/8 is too tight but three quarters of an
inch taller but then we’ve also cut right around the perimeter of the window
jamb so now let’s go ahead and take a look at what these windows are so these
come from pleco pleco is a very big name in the
post so pleco is a really big name in the post frame industry they do all of
our windows and walk doors I take that back they do all of our walk doors but
only our windows if we’re going with a aluminum window typically if we’re gonna
do a dark color we’ll go that route because I’m not really a fan of dark
vinyl because it fades and scratches easily but what’s special about these
windows here take a look at this so the typical window it looks kind of
like a replacement window but instead of a nail thing going all the way around
they have this extra large nail fin here up top and that’s what’s gonna tuck up
underneath our steel and this j-channel is where the water is gonna run out over
it and then what they do is they’ve got this weather seal here you can see this
is what gets pushed up tight up against the wall and this covers the hole so it
gives it like a boxed look instead of a piece of open j-channel that you can see
in this is like a full almost like a you trim that’s attached to this and it
becomes all one piece so enough show-and-tell let’s go ahead and we’ll
install it and then let you guys see the finished product and then you know
exactly what it looks like one other thing too is once you’ve created your
opening you’re to add another 7/8 of an inch past your
jam and you’re gonna snip this little channel and I always try to go on just a
slight angle up right to my 7/8 mark and if you noticed I use greens over here
because it pushed the top out naturally by the way the snips work and then I’ll
use my Reds over here so that it pushes the top out on this side you see how it
does that it pushes this out and it pushes the side that I want behind back
that way when I put my nail thin I showed you it’ll tuck right up in there so the first kind of difficult thing is
you’ve got to get it up into those little slots and I found it’s probably
usually best to kind of get one side in and then just work your other side there
so once it’s up as far as it’ll go then the goal is you’ve got to bring the top
out past the framed opening so that you get the bottom in and then take it down
because there’s also a little bit of a lip down here a flange that gets tucked
underneath your steel so in order to do that I’m going to pull these couple
screws okay so how years from home to top there
now remember I never said this was quicker or better but it’s different and
that’s how this building was designed I know you just basically pull these
steel pieces out okay you got your levels there that good
go down both sides so what we’ve done is we’ve put our speed squares on the
inside just to give us that little bit of an eighth inch gap so we can tuck our
finished rims inside but once that snuff once that’s done we’ll go ahead and pack
our screws back in so once we got the window in then our
goal is remember that big flange up here that’s what we’re actually going to
fasten with so I’m going to screw right through the side steel and that plane okay so I wouldn’t say it’s faster if
different I think this is a great application if you’re doing a cold
storage building that you don’t want like perfectly sealed what I don’t like
is that I don’t really have the opportunity to properly seal the window
but it does save me the steps of having to install the window properly seal it
flash it with je channels then cut all my steel out around it then install it
this is kind of like you just get to go fast run the steel on your wall come
back cut the whole lot which is a little cumbersome because it’s hard to use any
you know cordless tools but here come in here Greg and show this seal now you
kind of see the the action what we did you can kind of see this seal how it you
know snugly fits right in there into the steel and then up here where that match
was you see that’s nice and tight water that’s gonna run down the goal is for it
to run over and come over this trim which is all sealed up here and work its
way out this way so it’s not you know has less of a chance to get into the
building so there you go not necessarily I’m saying the best way to do something
but this is a labor saver in a sense if you get proficient at it and it get it
does have a nice look to it I mean it’s a nice boxy trim so I think it looks
well you know fitting on the building and pìkô makes a really good window so
it’s what we’ve been using for years so there you go if there’s any information
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