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Hooray, our tiny house skeleton has finally earned its first piece of jewelry – the windows. I admit my anticipation was on par with a child waiting to ride the teacups at Disneyland, but I was also nervous. Many builders warn that window installation can be the most challenging part of the build… but take a look at these happy campers:

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MODEL SHOT! Jessie, Oley and Copper trying to out-pretty my windows. Close call, but NOT possible guys, sorry!

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Colleen laughs in the face of window installation!

Jonathan and Guillaume let the windows get the best of them for a minute…

But they settled their differences in the end.

But, wait.

Before I detail window installation, we need to give out a few “cuteness” awards:

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Copper – 1 million cuteness points.

Copper was, honestly, a pretty terrible foreman. But, come on… look at that face!

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Salies – Cute sprinkled w/ attitude

Salies and the usual teen girl drama. Where’s my ball? Who’s this other dog and why won’t he play with me? Stop putting things on my head mom, geez!! Ugh, she’s such a princess.

Okay, now that the important puppy photos are out of the way, let’s talk window installation.

First step was to cut the windows out of the house wrap. Next, we flashed the window sills.

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Similar to hanging the house wrap, it’s important to “think like a drop of water” when flashing. This means to be conscious of our overlapping pieces and to start from the bottom. We definitely don’t want to create an area for rain to gather under our siding.

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Oley and Copper modeling a freshly flashed window

Next step: we placed the windows and adjusted the shims to level.

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Shims, we learned, are delicate creatures, but Salies was happy to chew on them when we weren’t looking.

Once we found the PERFECT set of shims to level each window, we carefully taped them in place. It’s tricky business – even a millimeter off could mean a crooked window. An outcome that would kill my TYPE-A personality for eternity.

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Jonathan getting crazzzzy-eyed over shims!

Next, we caulked all the way around the opening, placed the window, and nailed those beauties into their permanent cubbyhole.

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We finished her off with more flashing, tape, and love. Now look at that pretty gal! She might actually win the cuteness award after all…

You make a better window than a door… or, wait, how does that saying go?

Whatever, windows –

-Jenna

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  1. September 9, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Too bad you can’t “thumbs up” this article….. 🙂 *liked*
    + Jenna, are there any tips to be found online to which windows and installation technique best used when going for metal framing ? Thx !

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