This story shows you how to install a garden window.
Placed in a sunny spot (ideally facing south), a garden window can provide enough sunlight to grow herbs, sprouts, and flowers. Because the window will add extra sunlight to a room, it's usually a good idea to choose a model with low-E glass. Some kitchen windows have openable sashes and vents. Most feature water-resistant finishes. Depending on the size of the window and your plants, you may want to have one or two shelves (in addition to the base shelf).
Different windows call for different installation techniques. Most models include a nailing flange or brick molding, requiring that the siding be cut back or removed and reinstalled so it butts against the window or the molding. These pages show installation in an existing window opening, where the siding is kept in place.
Once the opening has been cut, about four hours to install a garden window; more time may be required if you need to modify the trim on the inside.
Tape measure, level, square, hammer, chisel, stapler, utility knife, drill with screwdriver bit, circular saw, handsaw
Modifying framing, installing a window, installing window trim
Remove the existing window or cut and frame the opening.
Garden window, shims, roofing felt or building wrap, galvanized roofing nails, casing nails, wood and nails for any additional framing, self-stick flashing tape as required by the manufacturer, caulk, window braces