Installing Sliding Windows in a Masonry Wall
October 24, 2009
Masonry walls present a special difficulty when looking to add sliding windows. The first step is to outline the position for the wall. You set one of the lower corners about an inch below where you want the window sill to be, and then use a drill with a masonry bit to drill... Read more
Windows give the interior of our home natural light, and in many cases, a view to the beauty of the outdoors. When working to create visual interest, privacy and yet the option to view the outdoors, many homeowners choose to utilize sliding windows. While sliding windows are most commonly used in a kitchen, breakfast nook or family room area, any area leading directly to the outdoors would be an ideal choice for a sliding window. And, while it is easiest to install these windows during new construction, they can be installed at a later point. When installing at a later point, you must cut away from the surrounding sheet rock to create the space, add the stripping and frame and then install the windows.
Due to the complexity of this installation, it is recommended that you work with a professional contractor as if done incorrectly, you run the risk of air or water leakage around the edges.
Installing Sliding Windows as Replacement for Another
October 23, 2009
Typically, sliding windows are two to three large single-pane windows that - as their name implies - slide to the...
Installing Sliding Windows in a new Home
October 15, 2009
The chief virtue of sliding windows is that you can get them custom made to fit any opening you want. So, decide on those...