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    Default Installing window in shower, opinions?

    We would like to install a high window in a shower. I was planning to use an Anderson 100 "vinyl" window, tile right up to the window surface (and slant the stool for drainage), and make sure to caulk well. We don't like the look of glass block, and would like the window to open.

    Is there anything else I can to to make sure the window and wall stays water free?

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    Default Re: Installing window in shower, opinions?

    Any solid vinyl window will work well. Be sure to integrate the shower waterproofing to the vinyl window.

    For the best information on shower construction, head on over to the John Bridge Tile Forum. Tell them we said hello.

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    Default Re: Installing window in shower, opinions?

    Excellent idea.

    many home buyers are specifically looking for windows in bathrooms making them very popular.

    Even if you are not thinking about selling, in my opinion, a window in a bathroom is a must. I just can't stand those fans, silent or noisy, I can't stand them.

    The brand? the one you mentioned is fine. More important than the brand is the proper installation, because a faulty job will give you a lot of headache in the future.

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    Default Re: Installing window in shower, opinions?

    What Brand would some recommend? And what is the best way to measure the opening? Being the Window and trim are still in place not sure what is the best way to order a window and removing the trim could lead to water seeping in to the opening. Just trying to get a window ordered that will fit. The exterior is old aluminum siding and cannot afford to replace it just yet?

    Just trying to get some info.

    Thanks,
    MMeehan

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    Default Re: Installing window in shower, opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMeehan View Post
    What Brand would some recommend? And what is the best way to measure the opening? Being the Window and trim are still in place not sure what is the best way to order a window and removing the trim could lead to water seeping in to the opening. Just trying to get a window ordered that will fit. The exterior is old aluminum siding and cannot afford to replace it just yet?

    Just trying to get some info.

    Thanks,
    MMeehan
    What brand? see above answers.
    How to measure? when you order a window you go by "rough opening" not by what you see as a finished window. So depending on how your window surround is finished, that's how you determine the correct size. Just a note: most windows in tract homes are standard sizes.

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    Default Re: Installing window in shower, opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    What brand? see above answers.
    How to measure? when you order a window you go by "rough opening" not by what you see as a finished window. So depending on how your window surround is finished, that's how you determine the correct size. Just a note: most windows in tract homes are standard sizes.
    This is true for "new construction" windows, in MMeehan's case a "retrofit" window would be more appropriate.

    For a rough price, just measure the finished opening and call a few window shops. If you decide to get it done, then you have the glass company come out and do the measuring.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Installing window in shower, opinions?

    Vinyl window should work best if you want to install it in the bathroom. There are a lot of options available ******. You can search the best window possible at a good rate and get it fixed too. A lot of ****** windows and doors stores do it for you.

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