02 Apr '12, 2am

Green Building Q&A: Installing windows in an out-of-plumb wall

I'm trying to decide how to install windows -- nail flange or block frame -- in a wall that is out of plumb. The windows should be installed to be true in the vertical plane so that they work well, of course, but doing that means that the bottom of some windows would be as much as 1" out of plane from the top. The walls slope outward so it's the bottom that would need to be shimmed or padded. Has anyone dealt with this problem successfully? The way the house has been remodeled means that correcting the slope of the walls is not an option.

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