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Old 05-09-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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A house we are looking at has a front brick exterior with no windows. We think windows could not only help with more natural light, but also add to the curb appeal. Is something like this (creating the hole in the brick, adding the window, replace brick, etc.) considered a major project? Anyone have an idea of what something like this would cost? Lastly, would you go to a general contractor for this type of work or look for separate brick and window specialists?

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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A house we are looking at has a front brick exterior with no windows. We think windows could not only help with more natural light, but also add to the curb appeal. Is something like this (creating the hole in the brick, adding the window, replace brick, etc.) considered a major project? Anyone have an idea of what something like this would cost? Lastly, would you go to a general contractor for this type of work or look for separate brick and window specialists?

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated, thanks!
Make sure you find someone that knows what they are doing.

It's more than just cutting a hole and putting in a window. The sheetrock on the interior would have to be removed above where the window is going, so a proper header can be installed since load bearing studs will be cut.

The exterior brick should be able to be cut with a wet saw to the exact dimensions of the window, but again the brick above the window (if any) will have to be supported.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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It depends on the style of the house too. Do you have a pic you can post?
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