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Old 04-09-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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When installing a new construction window in a wall that will have a brick veneer, do you have to shim the outside of the rough opening with a 1x4 or something in order for the window to be flush with the brick veneer?

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No -
Usually, you want the frame/jamb of the window flush with the interior surface -
drywall, plaster...
Not flush with the brick veneer.
A picture/more info would help.
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Should be inset and trimed out with brickmold.

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Thanks for the picture, I see now. I was just thinking that with a 5 1/2" brick ledge and a 3" brick I would have about a 1" gap between the window and the brick. Brickmold would do. If this is going to be a vinyl window would you use an adhesive to attach the brickmold?
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Thanks for the picture, I see now. I was just thinking that with a 5 1/2" brick ledge and a 3" brick I would have about a 1" gap between the window and the brick. Brickmold would do. If this is going to be a vinyl window would you use an adhesive to attach the brickmold?
Depends how/where it fits, but generally speaking you are going to need some mechanical fastening, whether that means a "snap-in" trim that will go into the accessory groove of the window, or if it is simply nailed into the framing.
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Whether or not - if the window has nail-flanges - use them.
Before the bricklayers get there -
Make sure the windows are shimmed into place -
you know -
plumb, level, square.
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Yes the window will have nail flanges, and I'll make sure they are plumb, level, sealed, etc. I've put some windows in before but the house had hardieplank siding with trim around the window. Never did this with brick veneer and was just wondering if there would be any difference with the install.
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Not to say that the rowlock course of bricks for the window sills in post #3 cannot be done properly, and that the mortar joints for the rowlocaks will never leak, but I would go with solid stone like limestone for the sills

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heres another window after limestone sill was installed
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I love the pre-cast/solid sills hammerlane.

I agree. I have seen way to many leakers and improperly done brick sills.

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