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Installing Windows:
 

Framing A Rough Opening For A Window Or Door

Includes some diagrams to illustrate how window and door openings are typically built.

 



Installing A New Window In An Old Wall

We gutted the entire bathroom, framed the new window opening, and installed a new construction type of vinyl window. Then we filled in the old window opening and patched up the wood siding.

 



Replacing A Window - Part 1 -
Removing The Old Wood-Framed Window

The old wood sashes are removed, the jambs are cut away from the wall, the sill is reconditioned and the rough opening is prepared.

 



Replacing A Window - Part 2 - Installing A New Andersen 400 Series Tilt-Wash Window

The window is placed in the opening, adjusted until level, plumb and square, and nailed. The trim is installed over the nailing flange, then caulked and painted.

 



 

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Window Trim & Finishing:
 

Staining Wood Window Sashes -
Andersen 400 Series

Andersen Tilt-Wash 400 Series windows are removed from the frames. The wood sashes are cleaned up and wood stain is applied with a sprayer. Urethane is applied before the sashes are replaced in the opening.

 



Installing Andersen Window Pre-Made
Extension Jambs

Andersen sells jamb extensions that are already milled to fit into the groove around their windows. Simply tap the jambs into place and drive nails in the pre-drilled holes.

 



 

Installing Simple Window Casing

To trim out a window with basic 2-1/4" casing, four pieces of casing are mitered and joined at the corners to make a box. Then the entire unit is nailed in place.

 



 

Building Victorian Window And Door Casing

Many homes built around the turn of the 20th century have an elegant type of trim above the doors and windows. We re-created this ornate casing from common millwork.

 



Building Traditional Exterior Window Casing From Cellular PVC

After installing this new-construction window, I made the exterior trim from Azek cellular PVC instead of wood. No problems with paint peeling or water damage.

 



Interior Window Cover Reduces Drafts, Saves Money

This simple wood frame was coated with urethane and covered with that stretch-film intended for one-time use. But these "interior storm windows" can be removed in the summer and replaced in the winter.

 



Installing Basic Horizontal Window Blinds

Quick n easy: Install the plastic end brackets and the middle support bracket, set the blinds in place and complete a few details.

 



 

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Window Repairs:
 

Replacing A Window Screen

Replacing a torn screen is surprisingly easy. Making sure the metal frame doesn't bend is the hard part.

 



Fixing A Rotted Wood Window Sill

While painting the house I discovered some soft and rotten wood on a window sill, so I cut our the bad wood and installed a new custom-cut window sill.

 



 

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