How to Replace a Basement Window in Concrete

Video Description

This is a video on how to replace a basement window in a concrete wall. The window in our video is a jalousie, or louver, window that we want to replace in order to better insulate the basement. We're going to remove the entire window, including the frame, and replace it with an Andersen Silverline sliding window. The first thing you need to do

is remove the guts of your window—either the window sash if you're replacing a hopper, awning or sliding window, or the louvers if you're replacing a jalousie window, like we are.  We're going to just carefully remove the glass slats from their frame. Make sure to handle the louvers or sash carefully. We want to have only the basic window frame remaining. Once you've removed the innards of

the window, it's time to attack the frame. The goal here is to get down to the rough opening in the concrete. Take a reciprocating saw with a metal-cutting blade and make a deep cut in the middle of the bottom of the frame. This will weaken the strength of the frame and allow you to wedge a pry bar in between the concrete and the aluminum

or steel frame. Work on one side of the frame at a time—using the pry bar to get a grip on the frame and carefully wedge it out of the rough opening. If your frame is made of steel, you will most likely have to make a cut with the...

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Video DescriptionThis is a video on how to replace a basement window in a concrete wall. The window in our video is a jalousie, or louver, window that we want to replace in order to better insulate the basement. We're going to remove the entire window, including the frame, and replace it with an Andersen Silverline sliding window. The first thing you need to dois remove the guts of your w...