Replacing Basement Windows In Concrete Block
Basement window replacement is an easier, cheaper replacement than most other windows in the house, and taking the time to replace old, leaking basement windows can cut down on your heating and cooling costs.
I have looked everywhere on the internet and I can't find any information on how to replace my old aluminum basement windows that are sitting in a metal frames with vinyl windows. There is a lot of information on how to install windows in a concrete and wood framed opening, but nothing in a metal frame opening.
The exterior side of the window may have a top flange that is covered by wall sheathing and siding. To get better access, wait to cut this flange until after you begin prying the frame out of the opening. For more photos and details on replacing a basement window, click the View PDF button below.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to replace a basement window. This project can be difficult if the new window is larger than the opening. Replace a basement window. Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com. Follow WonderHowTo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flipboard, LinkedIn
The old basement windows were steel frame, single pane, broken, drafty and missing screens. I used Tapcon screws, silicon and vinyl patching concrete to install new double pane basement windows.
Re: Replacement window in block construction This is no different than installing an egress window in a basement wall. Get the masonry as flat and square as possible. Grind it, fill it, whatever necessary. Make a buck out of your material of choice, I prefer Azek or similar PVC.