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You almost certainly can't use New Construction windows without at least removing some siding. This type of window is intended to be installed before the siding is on, so you can integrate its built-in flange with the wall's water-resistive barrier (tar paper or Tyvek housewrap, usually) using tape and good lapping, all of which requires several inches of ...


When repairing a small section of siding, it's a best practice to tape the holes and rips in the weather wrap (which you refer to as "paper") with the appropriate tape. But for a larger area, it's faster to simply replace the entire section of weather wrap and I would insist on it. Nail holes and tears compromise the effectiveness of the material, so I ...

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