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Using Smaller "New Construction" Window inside Larger Existing Wi

Posted by rahull (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 13:26

I have a large window that I'm thinking of replacing with a significantly smaller window. Would it be a good or bad idea if I use a "new construction" window? Or should I just use a remodel window?


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RE: Using Smaller "New Construction" Window inside Larg

If the new window is significantly smaller, you will need to build a new header and cripples and redo whatever your exterior is so yes, you will probably need a new construction.

This post was edited by Texas_Gem on Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 13:33


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RE: Using Smaller "New Construction" Window inside Larger Existin

If the existing header is sufficient, there is no reason to install a new header. Just frame the new opening inside the existing one on 16 inch centers and put the new window in. I did my whole house like this. Building inspectors never batted an eye.


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RE: Using Smaller "New Construction" Window inside Larger Existin

rahull:

This depends on the age and history of your home. If you were my neighbor in a historic district, I'd make sure inspection never approved your fenestration alteration.


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