How To Install a Half Round Window
Installing a half round window in your home is a great idea. Especially if you are looking to add a bit of elegance, and some design to your home.
Below are the steps that are needed to be taken in order to make this a simple do it yourself project. With the right tools, and a bit of time, you should have your half round window installed in no time.
Step 1 - Make a Pattern
The first thing you will want to do is to get out your cardboard, and your new half round window. Lay your window unto the cardboard, and trace it out. Use your marking utensil to do so, and trace the complete window unto the cardboard. Then you can take your utility knife and cut out what will now be your pattern.
Step 2 - Mark Out On Sheathing
Take your newly made pattern, and use tape to fasten it to your sheathing. Using your marking utensil once again, mark out where the opening will be.
Step 3 - Cut Out The Opening
Use your reciprocating saw to cut out the opening following the outline that you have just marked. Make sure to cut outside the line, but as close to on the line as possible. This will ensure a correct size pattern.
Step 4 - Framing Piece
Use a two by four and your square to measure a framing piece on the header. You will want to measure along the edge, going towards the header itself.
Step 5 - Cut
Using your circular saw this time, cut the measured piece leaving a bevel at both ends. Then fit it in so it is outside the curved cutout. Once it is in correctly, you can secure it down with nails.
Step 6 - Remove Siding
Now you will have to remove some siding in order to fit your window into place. Use flashing from the bottom, going up, and then put your window into place.
Step 7 - Mark the Siding
Now you can mark the new siding with your scribing compass. Mark it out making sure to keep your compass level when you do so.
Step 8 - Cut the Siding
Using your jig saw, you can cut out your siding. You will want to make sure you stay on the markings you have made so a good fit is ensured. Test the fit of the siding, and make any adjustments necessary.
Then you can mark out the length of the siding for cutting once it fits correctly.
Step 9 - Caulk
Take out your caulk, and apply it in the area the siding will be applied. Take your siding, and place it in the correct are, making sure it lines up just as it did when you test fit it. Push the siding into place, and then secure it down with galvanized nails.
Once the siding is all in place you can apply caulking all the way around the window. That should be all you need to create a beautiful looking window.