We originally thought we could install it on the south facing side of the shed as a bank of windows. Brent said that would take a ton of new framing and a header since it is so large, so I cried a little.
And then a stroke of good luck, I came across a photo in our Family Handyman magazine and we knew that was the answer. Well, why not put 8 feet worth of windows in the roof??
I was fully expecting to have to beg and plead with Brent and my dad to do it for me but luckily, they just said "ok"! It's going to be a great way to let in extra sunlight and what a neat way to repurpose those windows.
We needed to get in framed in so shingling can happen, so we got started Saturday morning. This is where things get dicey because I had no idea how they were planning to frame it...so here's a bunch of pics of the process. If you want me to describe it in a few easy steps, here ya go...
1. Cut hole in roof
2. Install window
This is where my dad proved high school geometry really can be useful. But I maintain that this is the ONLY time this has ever happened.
This next one is NOT O.S.H.A. approved. Dad just thought it would make for a really funny, albeit dangerous, photo op. I feared for my life while he was giggling like a schoolgirl.
While they worked on the window, I primed the eaves to make it easier to cut in around shingles.
Then it rained...I was so happy because my feet were killing me and they needed a break. Thats the bad part about having a desk job. Shingling got started later in the afternoon but I will be back with more pics of that tomorrow. I need to go prep for the Breaking Bad premier!!