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l.bro
basement windows

Hi there,
I am replacing basement windows so there is no sill. There is only a concrete foundation. How do I trim the outside of windows. They are vinyl windows. Thanks very much

Tony_01
Re: basement windows

Replacing vinyl windows is not very complicated, But it require experience. If your window frames are completely rotten then the whole window unit has to be replaces. If frame is in proper condition then measure the interior width and height of each window frame side to side and top to sill.Order the windows with two layers of insulated glass using these measurements.

MLB Construction
Re: basement windows

is it me or did tony not answer your question....

jkirk
Re: basement windows

i concur. when i replace basement windows we remove all the old wood from the opening then line it with 2x6 pressure treated.. this gets bolted to the concrete .then thats your rough opening. you can usually see what the size of the opening in the concrete is from either inside or outside. just order the window 4"smaller both in height and width to allow for 1" space for shimming and insulation plus the pressure treated

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