Rough opening


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Rough opening

An unfinished window or door opening; any unfinished opening in a building.

rough opening

An opening in a wall, or the framework of a building, into which a doorframe or window frame, subframe, or rough buck is fitted.
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During our visits to construction sites it was noted that the majority of windows had not been sized to fit the rough opening between adjacent posts.
Next dam unraced half-sister to stakes-winning mares English Toffee (grand-dam of tough Gr1 winner Awad [c by Caveat], smart Gr3 winner Rough Opening [g by Opening Verse], and English Gr2-placed Listed winner Digitalize [f by Dayjur], all most effective on turf) and Schatzi Pie.
Be very sure that the rough opening is sized to the window's exterior dimensions, that the frame is plumb and level all around--this may involve some shimming--and that you caulk and seal the frame before you close up the wall.
Note the bump out at the perimeter of the rough opening.
It's a lot easier to shim the hinge side of the rough opening before you put in the door frame.
Users can start the product selection process with critical limiting factors such as rough opening size or color.
Also note the back dam support for the yet to be installed pan flashing in the rough opening for the balcony door.
Then Robin carefully pried off the interior trim (Photo 1) so we could measure the rough opening, which is the width between the studs and the height from the floor to the header.
The girls' volleyball team looks to put a rough opening week of Golden League play behind it as the Eagles go for their first league victory tonight.
FlexWrap [TM] is wrapped into the sill rough opening before the window is installed, making one step, seamless protection possible.
Simplify door installations by shimming the hinge side of the rough opening before you set the prehung door.