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Old 11-06-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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Hello,
I am replacing my windows tomorow and Sunday with New Construction windows. I have a few questions before I proceed. All of the windows i am keeping the same rough opening dimensions besides two I am going slightly larger. The Headers of all the windows are 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 which I plan on keeping in place. That is how the house was originally built. On the two windows that I am making larger, should I keep the headers the same (re-use stock) or should I replace them with 2x6 or 2X8? Also any info or advice on going above and beyond on installing the new construction windows? I want to install them properly and I am looking for added steps to insure a good istall. Thanks

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

http://www.burlington.org/Building08/Spans.pdf

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...x?nterms=63740

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The header size on the larger windows would depend on both the span and the load upon the header.
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