Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
Before we begin, I added some commentary and a few pictures to "Small Building Construction, Part Five."
Plus, I would like to apologize. I had the wrong date and time for this article.
Remember when I talked about headers, sills, and cripples, nows the time to talk about installing windows.
|Four Holes Drilled Through the Siding|
First, I drill four holes through the siding. (If you want to save some time, you only need to drill two holes)
|Connecting the Holes with a Reciprocating Saw|
Of course, my lines weren't very straight, but this is the rough cut that creates an opening for the window.
|Opening for the Window|
the scrap siding falls away
You will notice, in the picture to the left, this messed up the tyvek house wrap around the rough opening. : - (
|Repair to the Tyvek House Wrap|
You will notice that the pieces overlap. so any water that gets behind the siding will always flow between the house wrap and the siding.
|1/2 inch Bead of 100% Silicon Caulk|
Top and Sides Only
|Two 'Big' Windows and Pop Door Opening|
Lastly, I finished each window by placing caulk at the very top of the windows to prevent water from getting through the little groves in the siding.
Needless to say, I used the same techniques for all six windows.