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g martensen 11-19-2012 09:52 PM

Bathroom window that is over the tub/shower
What kind of material does the window frame need to be constructed of to make it waterproof? The current window is single-hung vertical 30x36, in an existing older home. I am remodeling and will be surrounding the window with a subway tile wall.

joecaption 11-19-2012 10:08 PM

Got a picture?
No a big fan of a window in a wet area, what's the first thing you do, add a curtain and close it.
Changing it to a transome style window will still give you light but non of the other issues like rot and possible wall damage.
Even a solor tube will light up a whole room.
A vinyl window and vinyl trim that get's caulked is about the best you can do if you want to keep the window there.

mae-ling 11-19-2012 10:33 PM

As said windows in shower area are bad.
Yep as joe says
A transom wdw that is up high and only lets light in is better.
If wdw is going to stay use a vinyl window install properly with a sill pan.
Use vinyl trim, caulk behind it as you install it and caulk joints. also caulk wdw corners.
Also use a plastic shower curtain style curtain.

joecaption 11-19-2012 10:36 PM

The box stores are not going to stock these but any real lumber yard will have them or can order one for you.

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