adding windows

Old 08-04-08, 01:22 PM
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adding windows

I have a 1950's era house with only 2 windows in the basement.
We had new vinyl windows installed 5 years ago and did the 2 basement ones. I was thinking of adding another window at the front of the house or the side. The problem is the front of the house has brick 1/2 way up , to the base of the big front window. I would need to cut through the concrete foundation to add windows. The side does not have brick, but it is on the shaded side of the house.
If I hire a contractor I want to make sure I know what is involved. I can do it myself, even though this not really my area of expertise.
How difficult and potentially expensive is this project?
Old 08-04-08, 04:09 PM
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What you describe sounds like standard frame construction with brick veneer. A competent contractor should be able to add a window, but it will be messy, cutting thru the foundation. They also know how to keep the mess to a minimum.

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