replacing windows on a brick home

nailitFebruary 13, 2009

my windows on my house need to be changed out. they are about 25 yrs old and only single pain. i want to install new doulble insulated windows but the front oif my house is brick how hard is it to change out? the new windows will be alluminum.

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mightyanvil

It can be difficult to seal the new window against the sheathing so get a good experienced contractor, waterproofing consultant/contractor or design professional to assist you.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 2:21PM
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brickeyee

If you have brick veneer (1 brick thick, wood framing on the inside) the issue is sealing the window to the brick.
Polyurethane caulks are about the best thing going to close the gap between the brick mold and the brick.

If you have a masonry house (wall are 2 bricks thick with no interior framing in outside walls) I have yet to see a replacement window company that can deal with masonry openings without adding wooden bucks.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 3:18PM
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