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Old 07-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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I recently remodeled my bathroom and had to remove a window as the shower was installed in its location. I have old aluminum siding that is unavailable and was wondering about any good idea(s) on what to do with the outside where the window once was.

I have the area prepped, been insulated, framed in, plywood cut to fit hole, and vapor barrier. Now I am stuck with what to do with the exterior that is just sitting there exposed. Its too wide to fit a standard shutter (cut down for length). I'm just wondering if installing shutters of some sort to fit the opening would be the best idea/look from the outside or if there is another idea someone may have to fill it in to make it look decent.

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Posting a picture of that side of the house would help.

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Will do. Thought of it at work.
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I agree, a picture would help.

Was thinking a simulated Vent, like ones Fypon sells, but don't know what all you are dealing with
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Sorry a little late.
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That looks like a smooth 7" aluminum. It can be found, you'll probably only get it in white though and then you'll have to paint it. We have also bent new panels out of coil stock on occasion. Im not a big fan of scabbing in something to cover up where the window was like shutters or other decorative stuff.
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Is this picture posed side ways?
Where did you look for the siding?
Tried a real siding supply, not a box store?
If it was mine I think I would have resided that whole wall, anything else will look like poop and will leak with it's repaired like that.
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Yes sideways. My apologies. Its sealed good now. I get what you are saying about leaks if I were to side inside the opening. Ive contacted 2 non big box and had no luck. Havent looked into until now. Im in MI. Still searching for siding.
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You have Richards Building supply in MI. Give them a shot.
ABC or Allied maybe viable as well.
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I even saw some listed on the Menards web site if there's one near by.
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Order a storm window to fit the opening. Before installing it spray paint the interior glass with silver paint. Caulk and install. It will look exactly like a regular window.

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