Does anyone know how to install a window that can walk me through this? Iv read several articals and watched several videos but none are the same type of application as mine. - I was going to see about hiring someone to do it, but its only one small window and noone ever wants to do a job that small. (an issue i faced at my last place as well.)
^that is the window. And its far to late to return it.
Now i could screw it in and caulk the hell out of it, but im guessing there should be a bit more care in installing it then that.
This window is going in an INTERNAL wall in my basement. So there is no real outside exposure. No rain and such. Its being put in for ventilation. - That being said, the room needs to be temperature controlled (cold). So i need to install it so that theirs no mass air loss.
The window is listed as 31x19. There is still a space gap on the sides for positioning. And much more space vertically.
Iv never put in a window before. Im not sure why i always envisioned the window fitting perfectly over a 2x4 and drywall. Thats clearly not the case. The window itself is jsut a hair thinner then the width of a 2x4. You can see in this pic, the bottom of the window and a 2x4 (for references sake) (The flash ended up making it a bit brighter then i intended)
But if i put the front of the window flush with the inside drywall, then there is a larger gap behind it. (Both sides of the wall are accessible.)
So im really not sure how to go about this.. in the most correct manner then ill be able to.. if that makes sense.
Not sure where to position it across the 2x4/drywall. And what to do after that.
I do have roll insulation, spray foam insulation, caulking, 2x4s, shims, and other random things from my basement project. Hopefully i wont need anything i dont have.
The package only came with the window and, some screw, and two pieces of plastic.
So if anyone is able to help me with how to install this thing as properly as i can, i would be very grateful.