I have three basement windows that are steel framed. They are the poured in place type. They are badly rusted and the frames are buckling. On the inside, the buckling has pulled up pieces of the poured concrete. The house is about 27 years old. What is involved in properly replacing these? Thanks Carey
First of all you have to take those steel frames off, most likely grind them off with a cutting wheel. Then repair the concrete and you can install the new windows. But you may also have to chip off the concrete that is sticking out, This is the part that took the shape of the steel frame. Then repair the concrete to square it off and then install the windows.
You need to cut the cement bigger then the metal frame and install a lintel above, brick veneer and vinyl window energy star quality.
As you already doing new window you might as well install a window that meet Egress needs.
Of course to give you a more accurate, I would need to see the windows.
Hope this can help.
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