The Kirkpatrick's D.I.Y. Project for 2005
Installing the Windows & Doors
September 10 - 11, 2005
We got our windows and doors installed!
The first step is cutting openings in the plywood sheathing.
You don't do that until you are ready to install the windows and doors because
The bow window is actually 3 separate windows.
This is the view from the bow window. This is where the kitchen
My motorcycle in the garage.
After the openings are ready, you wrap the house in Tyvek®, a weather-
Then you cut the appropriate openings in the Tyvek®, do some caulking,
And here I am screwing the bow windows into place.
Since the sun was going down, we decided to put the last row of tar paper on the roof.
First thing Sunday, we went to work installing the door.
Mike inserts some shims.
Mike opens the door for the very first time.
The door is in and functioning!
When that was done, we finished installing the drip edge on the front and back edges
See how nice and neat all the edges are now?
Here's a view of the house as if you were walking up the future sidewalk.
This is a view of the front of the house from the woods in the front yard.
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