Buildings,  Renovations

Windows replacement at a cottage

Time to replace
Time to replace a window

A client up the road is upgrading a window at their cottage. The new window is larger than the present window… its renovation time. So expect the unexpected!

With the window out and the new one larger in width, we have to see where we will start cutting.

Measuring for a larger window.
Measuring for a larger window.

With an outdoor plug-in located right in that area, we have to pull open the wall to see where the wires are. Wouldn’t want to cut through a wire! Notice the smaller windows on the deck in the background. I learned they want a few more windows replaced on the back of the cottage as well.

Opening up the wall.
Opening up the wall.

As luck would have it, the window is wider than the adjacent full stud, so out it comes.

Stud removal.
Stud removal.

Here we see where that outlet was located. That will have to move over just a little bit to make room for the jack stud and cripple studs.

Overview of what needs to be done.
Overview of what needs to be done.

With all the rotten wood out, we replace with new and wrap the opening in Tyvex house wrap.

Replacing rotten wood.
Replacing rotten wood.

Putting the finishing cuts on the interior panel, you get an idea for how much of the wall we had to remove. You can see the new window in the background.

Trimming to fit.
Trimming to fit.

With the window in place, all that is left to do is replace the shiplap wood siding. A trip to the lumber yard for a couple new pieces and we will call this window replacement complete.

More on that next.

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

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