Contractor Handbook - Installing Stealth Window Surrounds

Stealth Window Surrounds

  • A. Standard Stealth Trim
  • B. Stealth w/ Flange Slot
  • C. Trim w/ Flange Slot

Stealth Window Surround Installation

  • Before installing the Stealth Trim, be sure the window area is prepared to accept it. Flash opening in accordance with AAMA Methad A1.
  • Cut the Stealth Trim to create a picture frame. Pocket screw and glue the Stealth Window Trim pieces to create a Stealth Window Surround.
  • We recommend using Historic Sill at the base of the window, Stealth Trim with Flange Slot for the jambs and the Trim with Flange Slot at the header.
  • Nail the window surround to the wood stud, being sure not to nail through the overhang that conceals your siding. Use stainless steel 8d annular or spiral fasteners designed for wood trim and siding. The fastener must be long enough to penetrate the substrate a minimum of 1 1/4”.
  • Place fasteners a maximum of 16” on center.
  • At the window header, bend a piece of light gage copper or aluminum into an “L” or drip edge and place it on the trim before installing the siding.
  • Install the siding around the perimeter of the window in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation guidelines.

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