When it comes to framing the window, it is essential that you follow a few guidelines otherwise the window may not be able to bear the weight of the wall. The window should fit in the frame properly. Here are a few tips that will help you in preparing a frame apt for your window.
Make sure that the dimensions of the window frame are about 2 inches wider than the dimensions of the window which will fit in it.
When you are installing a window frame, a part of the wall gets removed. Thus, you should make some arrangements to provide that extra support. This is provided by window header. This header is made up of lumber of dimensions 2” by 6”.
Prepare two headers which are of the width of the window opening. Arrange these headers between the studs at the top.
After the header is put in its place, make sure that it is in level. Use carpenter’s level to ensure this. The next step is to nail the header into the wall properly.