As part of our basement finishing project, my wife had the great idea of replacing the tiny window on the back of our house with one about twice the size. Miraculously, there was a stretch of about 3 warm days at the end of January which is exactly what I needed to put the window in, caulk and paint before bad weather came (which it did). With the help of my good friend Joel we managed to install this thing with very little trouble:
Here are a few more pictures of the process. I got my window at Home Depot. Our biggest challenge was the fact that I bought a “new construction” window, but probably shouldn’t have since my house has siding on it already. We just cut the siding back a bit more to nail the nailing fin in, and caulked liberally around the fin and when attaching the trim pieces.
You may have noticed it looks like it is dark outside by the time the new window was nailed into the rough opening. Yes, yes it was. I took the final picture the next day once it was light again.
Finally, if you’re in the Gardner area you should know I couldn’t be more pleased with Construction Materials, Inc (CMI) in Gardner. They were very helpful in supplying everything I needed for this job including trim, metal flashing, trim nails, roofing nails (for the nailing fin), lumber for the new header and caulk. Now if only they were open on Saturdays…:-)