replacing windows in brick construction home

Old 08-18-07, 06:12 PM
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Question replacing windows in brick construction home

I am replacing windows in my 1890 built home. It is brick construction. I plan on replacing them with "new construction" windows, so I will be framing the opening for the windows to set in, then installing brick mould and wrapping it with aluminum (I hate painting)

Maybe this is the wrong place for this question, but do I need to use treated lumber to frame the opening where it will be touching the brick??
Old 08-18-07, 07:44 PM
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the only negative to using pressure treated lumber is the warping and twisting that will happen, which in turn could bind up your windows. you need to create some kind of barrier between the brick and the wood (maybe strips of 30# felt paper or some aluminum) if you want to use pine. Maybe think about using cedar instead of pine. I'm assuming that your house is masonry construction, not wood framing with a brick verneer. good luck

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