I've got 4 steel casement basement windows that I want to replace. I
understand I need to frame out the steel with pt wood, then put in a vinyl
replacement window. In the middle of the steel window, there is a piece of
steel that is vertical. What have you guys done in this situation ?? Cut it
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You can cut it out with a sawzall.
Depending on the type of window you are putting in, you can frame it with pt
lumber or, if it is a concrete or stone foundation, you can cement the
window in place.
I used to put them in basements in the neighborhood where I lived. Rip out
all the rotted wood, mix up some mortar and set the metal or vinyl framed
window in place, put mortar all around it. . Made a nice buck doing it.
Depends on the window design. Some have a flange about 1" or so. that runs
around it, or at least on the top and bottom. You have something that mortar
will hold on. You have to put mortar both inside and outside. You can also
have some insulation in there but there is not room for a lot of it.
Done right, it looks as though it was built right in and it maintenance
free. If it ever has to be replace, the mortar can be chipped out.
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