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flangeless window + brick veneer and dealing with a 2″ gap between frame and brick.

cs55 | Posted in General Questions on

ordered 3 tilt and turn windows a few months ago to replace some 20 year old builder grade aluminum single hung windows.  received em last week and removed a window. watched a lot of videos, read a lot of forum posts etc. not sure on how to approach this gap.

the windows are about .5″ smaller than the opening on the sides and about 1″ or more on the height.

kinda preferable to not install it flush with the 2×4 window opening, but open to suggestions 🙁

one suggestion i found was tp15 simpson ties to extend out the window, but not sure on flashing at that point.

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    ARMANDO COBO | | #1

    Steve Baczek, a registered architect in MA, likes to specify flangeless windows. You can Google him and find his teachings on Instagram and the Build Show Network on YouTube.
    Here one that you may find interesting:

  2. cs55 | | #2

    thank you, that is one i haven't seen. stupid brick siding makes things so difficult. but i suppose its better that i have a good sized gap between the sheathing, as opposed to the brick being directly on top of it.

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