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I have a covered patio that I am planning to enclose using Eze-Breeze windows. However, the patio has three columns with moulding and I'm struggling with trying to figure out the best way to frame for the windows. I was planning to use 4x4's or 6x6's to build the frames. I was hoping I could just pop off the trim at the top and bottom but it appears the trim is actually bearing some of the weight of the roof. The last picture is the top of one of the columns, it appears there is a piece of plywood at the top ran flush to the trim. I tried popping off one side of trim with no luck, ended up splitting off a big piece. Thoughts on the best way to get around this?

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Are you doing the whole area in windows, have you figured how they fit between posts and how much you need to build to make them work.?
 

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I found this example of an Eze Breeze install on Google. The columns are round but I think the concept is the same. I had already thought about centering the framing on the columns but not sure how they created such a seamless look. Thinking either trying to cut the trim just enough to flush mount the framing or would I be better off trying to use a jigsaw to try and match the profile of the trim and then caulk as needed?
 

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I found this example of an Eze Breeze install on Google. The columns are round but I think the concept is the same. I had already thought about centering the framing on the columns but not sure how they created such a seamless look. Thinking either trying to cut the trim just enough to flush mount the framing or would I be better off trying to use a jigsaw to try and match the profile of the trim and then caulk as needed?
It looks like they would supply everything that you need and all you would have to do is trim the molding on the post to allow them to slip in to the post. That would be easy enough with a multi saw after you know the exact size to remove.

Have you talked to them yet?
 

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Upon further inspection I've concluded the existing columns are more cosmetic vs structural and my new plan is to simply remove them and build my own frames. I plan to add some temporary supports to be safe but once removed I'm going to use a total of 4 6x6 posts in addition to 4x4 posts in between each window so ultimately it will have more support than what is currently does. I've already ordered the windows and plan to start work in the next couple of weeks. I will post pictures of the finished product for anyone who may be interested.
 
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