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Roger2561

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Mud room construction
« on: August 19, 2018, 06:15:35 PM »

Hi all - I'm in the process of moving my entrance to the house so I can build a mud room.  Where the entrance door now hangs I want to replace with a window.  How does one usually measure the size of the window to match the rest of the house so I can rough frame the opening?  There must be an easy way, I just need to know what it is before I do any window shopping.  Thank - Roger
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Re: Mud room construction
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 07:05:03 PM »

I was told by the carpenter who replaced my windows, that you would frame an extra 1/2" on each side to allow for shims. So a 36x48 window would have a 37x49 rough opening. I've done a few doors with the same theory and that has worked well, but I'm no carpenter
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