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. Note the sloping sill.
It's a lot easier to shim the hinge side of the rough opening before you put in the door frame.
To measure the rough opening of a window for full-frame window replacement ...
A rough opening practice in the NFL then obviously doesn't begin to compare to the adversity he already has overcome.
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.
2 Marian Central Catholic Tuesday in 2A dual-team sectional action rebounded nicely after a rough opening day by taking a program best four state medals.
With standard rough opening and footprint specifications, adding the most advanced sunroom or skylight is as easy as framing a window or door.
Dimensions of the rough opening, the sash opening, and glass area are all different.