Window Framing And Construction Problems

I have probably installed over a thousand windows and doors and I believe that this just might make me an expert on the topics of window framing and construction problems.

The biggest problem with window framing in home construction, is the exact size of the window opening. This is usually provided by the window manufacturer, but if they give you the wrong window sizes, you could find yourself in the middle of some extremely difficult window framing repairs.

This doesn't seem to happen as often as it used to, but I worked with a man who would often give me the wrong window measurements to frame the rough openings with. I can't tell you how frustrating this was for me, because I was the one that was ultimately responsible for installing all of the windows and doors.

I finally got to the point one day, when I became extremely frustrated at the guy that I was working with and told him that I wasn't going to install another window in an opening that was the wrong size. He started yelling at me, like he often did, but I didn't back down and told him that I needed to know who the window manufacturer was, so that I could personally contact them myself to get the right rough framing window measurements.

I contacted the window manufacturer and compared their measurements with the ones that the guy I was working with gave me, only to find out later, that the measurements I had received from him would have created the worst nightmare for me that I had ever encountered. His measurements for more than 1 inch off in width and 2 inches in height.

If you're working on remodeling a bathroom and you only need to install one window, this usually won't be that big of a problem. However, if you're planning on building a three-story home with over 40 windows, you could find yourself doing lots of extra work and not getting paid for it.

The moral to this story is to always double check your window measurements and never take anyone's word except for the window manufacturer.