Using the New Construction Installation Method for your San Diego, CA Windows & Doors
A new construction installation method of a window or door is utilized when:
- The home, addition, or remodel is first constructed and the framing members are exposed.
- There has been extensive water damage, dry-rot, termite damage and/or structural damage.
- There is stucco damage and/or repair is required.
- The dimensions of the existing opening(s) are being altered and/or moved.
A window or door that is installed with a new construction application typically utilizes a nail-fin. The nail-fin is recessed back approximately 1″ (1-3/8″ if sheer wall is used) from the exterior face of the window or door. Fasteners are nailed or drilled through the nail-fin into structural framing members that comprise the opening. In addition to a nail-fin, the installation also requires flashing paper that is applied in weather-board fashion. A sealant or caulking is applied on top of and behind the nail-fin. The flashing paper is integrated into the building paper to create a water-proof membrane around the home. Clear Concepts Window & Door employs methods articulated by the specific manufacturer and A.A.M.A, ensuring the window or door is properly installed and sealed.