Garage window replacement

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Before the repair

When I built this garage 7-8 years ago I reused windows from the in-laws large dining room window. I had to make up my own window casings and every other year I’d have to scrape and paint the casings. But, over time the water got in and leaks led to rot and mold. Time to replace them with some solid vinyl windows.

 

 

A reciprocating saw makes quick work of cutting off the nails that kept the window casing in place.

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Window out easily.

Time to pull out the rotten wood.

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Rotten casing.

Now its a matter to put it all back together. The new window was 6 inches shorter and about 2 inches narrower. All the pieces vinyl pieces had to be cut again. Pieces taken off the left side of this window were able to be trimmed and placed on the right side of the window. This window (and another for the left side of the garage door) are left overs from a reno job I did 4-5 years ago. I knew at some point I’d need them for some purpose, like a new shed.

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Moving up in the world.

When the house was built 7-8 yrs ago I kept 6-7 scrape lengths (almost full length) of vinyl siding “just in case”. I’m not one to throw something out if I think I might need it later. 🙂  So proof again it pays to keep scrap material “just in case”.

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One piece left to cut.

All total, about 2-1/2 hrs. Total cost, $0.00.

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All done this side.

About Jim Barry

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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