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Bay windows really make a room look larger and they let a lot of light in.
Still considering it.
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I like to do projects around the house, but this is just one of those that are best left to the pros. First, a crew of four was needed, and they knew how to work around problems like the dry rot. They had all of the tools and knowledge to do it, and everything went smoothly since they do this every day. It's best to let someone do the job who knows what he (they) is (are) doing, rather than start the job and have to abandon it when it overwhelms you. This involved an opening in a structural wall to the outside; once started, there was a very small window available for turning back. Ron made the right decision by letting the crew handle it.
Ron, I had 2 small double hungs and picture window replaced with a bay. I will never buy those cheap windows you can get at the discount home improvement store. Construction alone was an unbelievable difference. Instead of 3/4 plywood for decking mine was made with double layer construction. I could not believe it when the manufacturers delivery truck unloaded. Please tell everyone to do the research and see the difference you get for the money. Mine was designed so that you could add additional insulation. Thermo pane low E glass, with a lifetime warranty. Cleaning the 2 side crank outs is a dream from the inside. See and compare products, and get a good installer.
That would be a great window to put my Christmas tree in. I just may start on this project tomorrow.
hello Ron ? how much did the job cost you
This is one of the best step by step videos I've seen for these types of widows. I was able to show my wife the depth of the project before deciding on wether to perform the project ourselves. And my compliments on showing the rotting ledge indicating that even Ron is human and has house troubles too. The added repair steps they took helped. Thank you job well done.
How did it turn out Bro?
You might consider one or two of those light tubes for the light. The work great and are way cheaper Dude.
They did all the necessary. These short videos just can't show all the details, Bro.
Thanks for the great tip Bro.
Wow, a big project . You were smart to use the pros, although I thought the old guy was going to fall off the pick. He should let the kids to the climbing. I think you could have done the project with a crew like that though, Ron.
Yeah, Ron's guys used the cables. You must have missed it.
Ron, I just this past year replaced a large and very heavy 45 degree angle bay window. My old one had some sill rot, but the major issue was that the original contractor never used the cables that keep the window from sagging. I may have missed something but did not see any cables used in your project. Do some less weighty bay window installs not need them? Mrs. D.
WARNING !!!!!! This video shows an average install and lacks key historical installation corrections and a proper window pan-wrap. I have installed windows for 27 years according to various factory specs and recommendations. Years ago, I had to go back and fix sagging bay & bow windows I installed "correctly". Now, i have been fixing them for the past 13 years.
The key problem...
Two types of Support Cable Failure. The Majority... All Cables stretch in time under load (talk to any Engineer). The cable you use must be hung with 300 lbs. of weight and tempered with a torch prior to installation and structural Corbels should properly be installed. Otherwise, install galvanized metal square rods and throw the cables away. The Other common failure... Cable anchor failure. The cable anchoring device must be fully attached at the max. diagonal angle to a load-tested Header, NOT to the exterior sheathing or a stud. All bay/bow windows of this size (depth of 12"+) should have a Header-Extension installed by a professional. As for the window pan-wrap shown in the video, the rubber-backed tape is ok (I recommend metal), but it must be wrapped from outside exposed sheathing up/in and over the whole sill-plate and vertical rough studs to avoid future water/moisture rot structural damage
usually caused by chalk failure.
I have not had to fix one of mine in 15 years.
A nice job, Ron. Do you know if the old window was repurposed in any way. It still looked like a good window. Also did you have shingles on hand to match your roof 'cause sometimes you can see windows like that where the shingles don't match. Also, I think that more insulation could have been used than was depicted.
WELL RON...I HAVE A LOT OF COMMENTS. FIRST DID YOU SEE HOW MANY SEAMS THAT THE INSTILLATION CREW DID NOT SEA? FROM TOP TO THE BOTTOM EDGE AND BOTTOM SEAMS UNSEALED....THEY CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT!!!!!!I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD HAVE RUN THAT ALUMINUM TAP ALL THE WAY AROUND AND EXTRA AT THE BOTTOM CORNERS. I ALSO BELIEVE THEY SHOULD HAVE USED A FLEXIBLE ROOF PRODUCT ABOVE AND TO THE SIDE OF THE ALUMINUM TAPE AND BEGINNING FROM THE BOTTOM UP FINALLY COVERING THE ROOF PRODUCT WITH THE ALUMINUM TAPE.
YOU KNOW EVEN WITH THE STRINGERS UNDER THE WINDOW THE WIRE WOULD STILL STRETCH....I FOUND THAT OUT THE HARD WAY WITH AN ANDERSON WINDOW... I BELIEVE MANUFACTURERS SHOULD PRE-STRETCH THE WIRE SO THERE IS NO SAG OVER TIME...YES THE WEIGHT OF THE WINDOW EVEN WITH SUPPORT WILL STRETCH THE CORD.IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO SEE HOW THE ROOF ANGLES WERE CUT, AS WELL AS THE SIDE PIECES.AND HOW THE OVERHEAD FRAMING WAS LAID OUT. SELLING SUCH BY PELLA WOULD MAKE THEM A LOT OF MONEY.
How much did it cost?
I had to watch this video to see how it is done right. We paid for a bay window installation; however, it was nowhere as professional as these guys. We bought Thermalgard windows, but the installer in this area is worthless - less than reputable. Although we went to court and they refunded our money, without proper support our window is sagging and I've got to get someone to install a new one. At least now, I'll know what to ask up front and make sure the installation is complete. Thanks, Ron.
What was the total cost with installation?
Leave this to the pros. It took a crew of 5 two days to our bay windown installed! I watched them closely and it is no easy task!
I've been "planning" a bay window for my own living room. Now I see how much detail is involved! Thanks for helping to make up my mind to get the pros to do it....I wish your installers were available down South! Your tips and videos are always informative and appreciated !
As always, you have done a great job documenting the steps to doing a project well. The windows look great and I learned by watching. Thank you.
Ron, I have been getting est. for a bay window. How much did this one cost. I need the light in my living room and this is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for your videos. Lynne
Great info: on installing bay windows and it really well documented for either do it yourself or contracted out, that the work be done exactly as you showed it and not get bogus job done. Thanks
That bay window looks great, Ron. It really makes the room look larger. Thanks.
Looks real good... Not a one man job for sure... Thanks Ron!!!
I really appreciated your step-by-step demo. Very informative. One of the best that I have viewed. Very good indeed.