I am renovating the master bath in my 1940's house. The previous owner did some "fixes" in the bathroom and removed the old cast iron tub and tile surround and replaced it with a cheap fiberglass tub and surround. When they did this they covered up the original window behind the tub. They also put a piece of plywood on the outside of the house to cover the window. Well, they also removed the window. So all i have is the stud opening. I am putting a walk in shower in place of the tub. Since this was the only window in the bathroom I would like to put a another window in to have more light.
The wall is a 2x4 with sheathing, original wood lap siding and aluminum siding (previously installed).
My question is what type of window should I use. New construction or replacement window. I know that a replacement window is installed in the window frame of the previous window. Need some advice.
I would like to keep the original look of the house. I have already replaced all but 3 of the original wood windows with replacement vinyl windows.