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How to Frame for Windows and Doors


Frames are just as crucial as the windows and doors are for your home. Depending on the frame you choose, it will determine the lifespan and integrity of the openings. It can be created using a variety of materials, each with its own unique set of characteristics, pros, and cons.


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Wooden frames are not just visually appealing but are also effective at insulation. While wood may be prone to wear and tear in humid regions where it rains often, it can improve energy efficiency.

Wood is excellent at keeping the heat from entering the house while retaining the cool temperature inside during summer. In the colder months, the effect is reversed where it helps warm the home while resisting the cold from entering inside.

With regular upkeep and proper maintenance, you can extend the life of your wooden frame. Because wood expands and contracts due to weather changes, it will need to be sanded, sealed, and painted.

Watch this demonstration video by House Improvements to discover how you can frame the opening for windows and doors. Shannon reveals how you can do a proper layout for the wood wall frame that will be housing the window or door.

This is just part of a video series where Shannon explains everything about wood stud framing construction in full detail. Watch the other videos in the series to learn how you can correctly mark out the stud locations.


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