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Question DetailsAsked on 9/21/2013

Can you replace windows after you add vinyl siding?

I need to either paint the exterior of my house or add vinyl siding. I am leaning towards vinyl siding but will also have to replace the windows but can't afford to do both now. Can I add vinyl siding and then replace the windows at later time without too much difficulty?

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You can but not all that easily. If you are insistent on getting suckered into the vinyl siding myths buy a lot of extra material. You'll need new trim cover pieces, J-mold, and probably a piece or two of siding for every window you replace. Don't wait until you get around to doing the windows because you won't find a match in siding materials to make the repairs. Read the numerous discussions on vinyl siding within this forum. You'll want to repair and paint what you have.

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

Answered 6 years ago by Todd's Home Services


Here is a link to a very similar question - maybe you under a different guest number ?

Anyway, a discussion on the question of whether to do windows or siding first.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


To answer your question yes you can add vinyl siding and then add windows later. It will be a little difficult for the installer but it is possible to have that done. If you decide to do your siding first you are going to make sure to keep any extra material left over from the job just in case you need them for when they come to do the windows. The important thing is finding the right contractor to do the job and saving any material left from the siding job. I know it will be a headache to store but later on you will really appreciate what you had done.

Answered 6 years ago by Crystal

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