Replacing a window is a good Saturday project. This one would have gone quicker if the window had been the same size, but don’t let that stop you from having the window that works best for the space. The one variable that I won’t mess with is the top height. I don’t understand headers that well…
For this project, I wanted a window that could hold our new small air conditioner, so I started with those measurements when I went to Discount Windows and Doors in Junction City. They won’t necessarily have exactly the size you’re looking for (but they can order it for you if you want to be picky). Personally, I’m willing to adjust the framing. This window cost me only $89.
Replacing this window is step one in a flurry of activity that’s about to happen on this place. The main goal was to get it in place as siding will be replaced in the next few months. Exterior wise, the only thing required is to seal the outside to resist moisture until everything is ripped off, and the house is wrapped and new siding is installed. Inside is a similar story; shortly all the paneling will be removed and we’ll be down to the studs. Insulation will be added and a fresh layer of drywall will be applied.
It’s amazing the difference that replacing just this one opening in the house makes. “Sound” is very telling, and two panes of glass are much better at keeping sound at bay. The other element that was surprising, is how the view out the window changed by changing the dimensions. The focus of the view is now the white picket fence of the nursery, and a flower garden will be lining it by the end of the summer. Previously the feeling was more of looking at the sky.