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Old 06-10-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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I'm about to replace an existing exterior french door with two windows. Currently the door is flanked by two 29" x 59" casements that are actually close enough to share the exterior 4" trim. I have ordered two idential 29" windows to we will have a bank of four identical windows when it's done. However, my question is in the window spacing.

If I measure the opening width from each existing window I have 80" (72" door plus 4" trim on each side). To evenly space my new windows in the opening I'll have roughly 7" of space now between each window. (80 - 29 - 29 = 22, 22/3 = 7.3"). So my trim between each window would now be the 7.3" if I filled it in solid. There is no trim wide enough to do this in one piece, nor am I sure I would like the look.

Another option is to maintain the 4" spacing between the windows on each side and leave a 6" gap for siding between the two center windows. (72 - 29 - 29 - 4 - 4 = 6). But now we don't have the equal spacing and I'm not sure it would look right with that small variation.

Sorry, I don't have any tools to draw this up so I hope everyone can understand my layout.

Any opinions or other options?
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:17 PM   #2
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Try moving the existing windows in a bit, then divide the 22 by 5 and get a 4.5 inch gap.

Last edited by de-nagorg; 06-10-2015 at 04:36 PM. Reason: changing suggestion.
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It is totally a looks thing and you have to decide which is best for you.
The suggestion above is a good one too. But may call for restructuring of headers and the opening depending on how it was built.
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If I move the existing windows in, I'm dealing with sheetrock and existing moldings on the inside. It's all brand new in there so I'd like to now start over inside.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:42 AM   #5
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If I move the existing windows in, I'm dealing with sheetrock and existing moldings on the inside. It's all brand new in there so I'd like to now start over inside.
5/4 pvc trim comes in sizes up to 11 1/4" wide. sometimes it looks better to add siding up between the windows, kind of depends what type of siding etc...

if you have 5/4 trim there you could run the top horizontal piece fully across and the bottom and fill in between with the verticals.
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