Windows & Patio Door
I had NEVER installed a window before our tiny house project. The first one - the little slider bathroom window - was VERY sloppy and did not go as easily as I had hoped it would go. Go figure, huh?
After some serious shimming and leveling, it opens and closes and doesn’t look half bad!
After installing several windows, I decided to fill the biggest opening in the house: the double, outswing, patio door. Since I had some time off from work and Brian did not, I enlisted the help of my father and Karen.
Luckily, I had measured the opening correctly when I was framing, and the door frame fit in perfectly! The tricky part was getting the leaves back on the hinges:
We were a good team, just like back in April and May when we three were working on the timber frame! I couldn’t help but turn on a work lamp inside and see the glow through those beautiful French doors.
The view of the doors from the inside. The bedroom windows went in the next day, including the half-moon window on the end wall.
I had to do a little work to frame a couple diagonals into the rectangle I had framed over the summer. I wanted to make sure I had the window to dry fit so I knew exactly where to place those two framing members.
Cutting the half-moon with a sawzall was very tricky! It didn't have to be perfect, but I wanted enough surface space to put the caulking on the outside, but the hole needed to be large enough to fit the window along with some extra space. I almost cut the hole too big, but I managed to make it work!
The only windows left to install are the two transoms directly above the patio door! We will have to wait for a warm day to put them in because the window flashing will not stick to the ZIP sheathing if it is too cold. What a drag! That’s ok - there’s plenty left to do in the meantime!