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Andersen Corporation - PRE-ASSEMBLED FLAT EXTERIOR TRIM OR BRICK MOULD APPLICATION GUIDE Product Demo

PRE-ASSEMBLED FLAT EXTERIOR TRIM OR BRICK MOULD APPLICATION GUIDE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

  • Introduction

    • Andersen® exterior trim is not intended for use on non Andersen products.

    • Window must be properly flashed prior to exterior trim application.

    • Andersen exterior trim system does not provide structural support or function as a water management component.

    • If you have questions call 1-888-888-7020 Monday -Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time. For more information and/ or installation guides visit andersenwindows.com/ exteriortrim

  • Parts and Supplies

    Parts Included:

    • (1) Pre-assembled Trim

    • (1) Drip Cap [full width]
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    Trim Styles Available:


    • Flat Trim with Sill nose [used in this guide]

    • Flat Trim - Four Sides

    • Brick Mould with Sill nose

    • Brick Mould - Four Sides

    Additional Parts Required:

    • Attachment Strips [required only if unit does not have pre-applied trim flange]

    Tools Needed:

    • Safety Glasses

    • Tape Measure

    • Drill/Driver

    • Pencil

    • Utility Knife

    • Putty Knife

    • Caulk Gun

    • #2 Phillips Bit

    Supplies Needed:

    • Flashing

    • #6 Deck Screws that provide 1” minimum embedment into solid framing

    • Sealant

    • Backer Rod

    • House Wrap Tape

    • Low-Expanding Foam

  • For Existing or New Construction

    For existing windows, begin at Step 4:
    Remove Old Flashing.
      For new Construction or Full Frame Replacement projects, begin at Step 7: Install New Flashing.

  • Remove Old Flashing

    • Fold top flap of house wrap up.

    • Remove top flashing and discard.

    • Remove drip cap and discard.

  • Replace Flashing

    • Remove sealant at top.

    • Extend top flap cuts; raise and retape house wrap.

  • Beginning of New Install Projects

    and Continuation of Existing Window Projects.

  • Install New Flashing

    • Apply new top flashing, overlapping side flashing.

  • Measure & Fit

    • Measure window width and height to verify size.

    • Measure width and height of trim assembly to verify fit.

  • Attachment Strips / All Andersen A-Series, 400/200 Windows

    All Andersen® A-Series, 400 Series Casement, Awning, Gliding and 200 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Windows

    • Center attachment strips tight against window at sides, head and sill.

    • Fasten at each end and every other hole.

     

  • Attachment Strips / 400 Series Woodwright

    400 Series Woodwright®, Tilt-Wash Double-Hung, Double-Hung Picture and 200 Series Narroline® Double-Hung Windows

    • Center attachment strips tight against window at sides and head; fasten at each end and every other hole.

    • Center attachment strip flush with lowest part of sill and fasten at each end and every other hole.

  • Caulk & Position Trim

    • Apply sealant to lip of bottom flat trim or brick mould.

    • Apply sealant bead under sill full width.

  • Place Trim

    • Position trim around window and push firmly into place.

  • Install Drip Cap

    • Apply sealant at top only; quickly go to next step.

    • Place drip cap [full width] in sealant, centering over window.

    • Apply flashing over drip cap leg.

    • Fold house wrap down and tape.

  • Gap For Sealing

    • Leave gap between siding/stucco/brick and exterior trim for sealing:

    • Trim Siding & Stucco: 1/4 inch at Head/Side/Sill.

    • Brick: 1/4 inch at Head/Side; 1/2 inch at Sill.

  • Weather-Tight Finish

    • Insert backer rod on both sides and bottom.

    • Apply sealant to both sides and bottom.

  • Conclusion

     

 

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