Window Installation

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Outdoor Lighting

Installing Low Voltage Lighting

Here is a way to provide pleasant illumination to outdoor areas for a small amount of money. You can purchase most of the components in a kit. Some kits come with a timer or a photovoltaic sensor to turn lights on at night and off during the day. Installing low voltage lighting is a good do-it-yourself project.

Wood Decks

How to build a deck

 

A deck may be one of the best single investments you can make in your house. It gives you added space, opens the house up to the yard, and ties indoor activities with outdoor activities. You can entertain on it, eat on it cook on it or just lounge around on it. Start planning your deck today. Its a great do-it-yourself project.

 

Log Homes

Modular Log Home

 

Pictures of a Blue Ridge Modular log home being install by a large crane. This modular log home sets on a full basement and was install in a day

 

Installing windows with brick molding

 

1. Unpack the window and test it for sq. by measuring the window jambs nook to corner. The diagonal measurements should match. If there are any braces or reinforcing blocks on the window, go away them in place until you've got nailed the window securely in the window frame. Some manufactures suggest that the sash be removed earlier than window set up to stop glass breakage, whereas others recommend leaving the sash in place to stiffen the jambs. If the producer permits, remove both sash to make the window easier to carry up the ladder. Install 15 pound tar paper over the sheathing, wrapping it across the top, backside, and sides of the tough opening. Carry the window into the opening and hold it as an assistant helps from the inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Shim the sill for lever beneath each jamb leg as needed. If the window is wider than 30 inches, shim the sill midway between legs as well. Verify the sill frequently all through the installation to make sure that it has not shifted out of position. Tip the window away from the opening simply enough for your assistant to run a bead of exterior grade caulk behind the brick mold, And then press the window towards the wall.

 

 

3.Drive a 10d galvanized casing nail by the casing, securing one decrease corner of the window to the wall. Casing nails are similar to finishing nails, however their shanks are heavier. Connect cap flashing over the pinnacle casing. If flashing did not include the window, purchase it at a building supply store. Check the window for square, and for plumb. When the window is plumb, use one other nail to tack it in place on the outside. Install each sash, and open and shut them a few times. If they work correctly, full the nailing. Caulk to fill any gaps beneath the sill or around the window opening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flanged vinyl window installation.

 

1.Set window in the rough opening. Staple 15 pound constructing paper over the sheathing, wrapping it across the high, bottom and sides of the tough opening. Caulk the perimeter of the opening, and then place the window in the tough opening. Verify the sill for level, and shim beneath the window from inside the house as necessary. Start nailing the window in place on one aspect, using 1 ¾-inch roofing nails by current slots within the flange.

 

 

2.Nail by way of the flange on the opposite aspect of the window, checking for plumb. The easiest way is to drive the primary few nails partway, totally driving them dwelling only after you're certain the window is plumb and level. After several nails are in place, examine the operation of the window by opening, and closing it a number of times. When plumb finish nailing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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