replacing a window

Old 01-13-03, 06:52 AM
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replacing a window


The previous owners of our house half boarded up and half painted over a window in the kitchen. The exterior side is boarded up on the bottom and painted over on the top. The interior side is drywalled over and just looks like part of the wall.

How much of a hassel to put in a new window are we looking at? It is desperately needed in that part of the kitchen (it is very dar - and you cannot see the backyard at all so it is hard to let kids play out there when we have to be in that half of the kitchen), so we consider it a priority - but is it likely to be more trouble than it is worth?

Old 01-13-03, 09:20 AM
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From your description, it shouldn't be difficult. Remove whatever they put up over the outside, cut out the sheetrock in the opening on the inside, and retrofit or replace the window. The rough opening is there -- all of the hard stuff is done, UNLESS you run into dryrot or damage.

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