0 Helpful?

Window install in old brick opening

The existing brick remains and interior wall framing would
Be new 2x4 wall.
There would be no brick mould.
I was thinking using a plywood box to line the opening
But the flashing details would be a concern
Any suggestions.perhaps using a product from tremco called exoair

Asked by mark mahon
Posted Aug 1, 2014 7:24 PM ET

Tags:

3 Answers

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
1.

Mark,
I suggest that you watch GBA's 4-part video series, Replacement Window in an Old Brick House.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted Aug 2, 2014 6:01 AM ET

2.

The windows we are using don't have flanges.
They will be secured through the frame with shim screws or special clips.
Would it be best to use Siga tape (Corvum) on the interior, which the drywall returns would cover up? Also considering using ExoAir from Tremco on the perimeter of the frame.

Answered by mark mahon
Posted Aug 4, 2014 1:13 PM ET

3.

Mark,
I'm not going to select the "best" air sealing tape for this application, but I am happy to stipulate that Siga tapes are high-quality tapes with an excellent reputation.

Tremco ExoAir has a few quirks, and some builders find the product frustrating. For more information on Tremco ExoAir, read my review here: New Green Building Products — June 2013.

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted Aug 5, 2014 7:13 AM ET

Other Questions in General questions

Dense packing cellulose with the Krendl 425

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by Joe Duchek | May 23, 17

Triple pane windows for high efficiency cabin

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by Steve Lenertz | May 29, 17

Wide door for workshop built to passive house standards

In PassivHaus | Asked by Andrew Sanderson | May 28, 17

Flooring approach in climate zone 3A basement

In General questions | Asked by Jamie Royal | Mar 27, 17

Another attic & cathedral ceiling insulation question

In General questions | Asked by tdm64 | May 29, 17
Register for a free account and join the conversation


Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!