How to Determine the Window Rough Opening for a New Window
By Mark J. Donovan
||When framing a window into a wall it is important that the rough window opening be sized correctly.
If the rough window opening is too small the window will not fit into it, and if it is too large there will be wide gaps that will make it difficult for the window to be hung properly. This can also lead to poor insulation and air infiltration causing a drafty room. Consequently it is extremely import when framing a window to get it right.
This spare space will allow for the window frame to be leveled and plumbed so that it operates correctly.
|Note that when installing the window frame shims and blocking should be used to plumb and level the window frame. The shims and blocking should be wedged in between the window frame and the wall studs that form the rough opening.
This will help to prevent flexing of the window and ensure that it continues to operate correctly over time.
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