How To Frame Basement Window
Framing basement window openings in your basement walls is a quick and painless affair! There are many ways to "skin a cat" as they say, so i'm giving you my way accomplishing this task, it's worked very well for me over the last 22 years of framing basements.
In this video, host Justin Fink visits Fine Homebuilding veteran Mike Guertin to see his method for removing an old basement window and replacing it with a modern, energy-efficient vinyl window. Step 1 - Remove old window and frame. Start by removing the old window sash from the metal frame.
With this being said the biggest energy efficiency problem with metal or wood framed basement windows is often not the thin glass - but is rotten or rusted frames surrounding the pane. A strong product choice to eliminate this problem are vinyl hopper windows or a sliding glass window .
How do I measure and replace a basement window that has a metal frame and is partially installed in the concrete. I need to know how to measure the replacement window and how to install it in the space of the old window. I think I will need to remoave the interior window and leave the metal frame
The jamb frame may or may not have window stops. They work like door stops on some windows, to position the window at a particular place in the frame. Depending on the application, windows don't typically need them unless the window is hung with hinges.
How to Frame a Basement Window Step 1 - Measure Dimensions for Your New Walls. Step 2 - Mark Stud Locations on the Plates. Step 3 - Attach Studs to the Bottom Plate. Step 4 - Measure, Cut, and Install the Window Frame.