Bedroom window

Old 07-06-05, 12:23 PM
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Bedroom window

I have a house. When i bought it it was 40 years old and it came with the original windows. I want to replace my windows. So i can see outside as you can see it has the rectangular look. I want bigger windows length wise. I have asbestos siding. Will this be diffucult to replace? Cause the asbestos cracks quickly. Is there anyway of replacing the crack asbestos? Is there any way to remodle my windows something cheap? Can i cut this type siding? Please help!! Go to my website and check out my window.
Old 07-06-05, 02:23 PM
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Changing the window size requires the rought opening to be changed. This requires:
1. Interior dry wall work.
2. Removing/installing new studs as needed.
3. Exterior siding work.
4. Interior and exterior trim work.

If you have never done this before, then find someone to help with this work. It is a diy project.

It has been years since I bought those shingles, but the last I heard was that suppliers sell the shingles in small quantities only. The idea is to provide the homeowner with product for repairs only. The new ones don't have asbestos in them. Check with your local lumber/builder supply to verify availablity.

You can cut them, and you will ruin a few while trying to cut them.
Old 07-06-05, 08:31 PM
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The slate siding makes the job difficult. Even someone who has worked with the stuff for years (myself) would find it difficult to remove and reinstall without breaking "some".

Cheap? Probably not. Nothing's cheap, unless you have plenty of time and nothing better to do. Replacing those windows with something longer in length is certainly possible, but you'll have all sorts of issues that Lugnut aptly mentioned.

One other thing to consider is that when you totally remove a bedroom window and change the rough opening size, most fire codes will require you to meet the current egress requirements for fire escape. That means your window may have to be even bigger than you want or imagine.

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