Replacing Windows in Log Homes

We begin by covering the inside of the window with self-adhesive plastic film, the type usually used to protect floor coverings during construction

Next we carefully remove and label the exterior trim, so it can to be reinstalled after the new window is in place.

After removing the existing window, we compare its thickness with that of the new window and build a jig to mark the jamb for trimming

We use a small circular trim saw where it will fit.

We use a Fein MultiMaster tool for the corners.

Once the jambs are cut, we immediately clean up with the vacuum.

We fold the side flanges out of the way.

We fill the gap between the window and the framing with spray foam.

After taping the flanges, we reinstall the exterior trim.

Outside view

From the inside, you’d never know the window wasn’t the original.

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