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Install a 400 Series Woodwright® Double-Hung Full-Frame Window


Ten-part video series offers step-by-step instructions on how to install an Andersen 400 Series Woodwright® Double-Hung Full-Frame Replacement Window.  Every installation is different.  Please refer to the product installation guide for complete installation details.

Part 1: Assessment

Follow an Andersen contractor as he performs a replacement window assessment and estimate using Andersen Full-Frame Woodwright® Double-Hung windows. This window was chosen to maintain the original aesthetics of the Dutch colonial style home.

Part 2: Measurement

Measure the existing windows to determine the exact rough opening size. This will help you specify the right replacement window size. Because you may not always have the option of removing existing trim, we'll show you how to measure windows accurately while leaving the existing trim intact.

Part 3: Strategy

Develop your replacement window strategy that will best achieve your client's goals, taking into account appearance, water management and maintenance needs.

Part 4: Preparation

Prepare your work area, including setting up scaffolding over exterior landscaping and using drop cloths to minimize clean up inside.

Part 5: Tear Out

Remove existing windows, starting outside and moving to the interior, while preserving existing trim that will be reused.

Part 6: Rough Opening Prep

Inspect and prepare the rough opening for the new replacement window units.

Part 7: Water Management

Each project's individual characteristics will determine what water management technique is best for that project. In this video, learn how to install flashing and create an angled sill before installing the windows themselves.

Part 8: Installation

Install the new insert window frames, taking care to measure frequently so you can make adjustments as needed.

Part 9: Exterior Trim

Install the window exterior trim to recreate the original Dutch Colonial look.

Part 10: Interior Trim

Install the interior trim around the windows, using new extension jambs. Then, carefully fill all nail holes and perform a full clean up to make sure your clients will be pleased with the new windows and your installation process.

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