Rough Opening

Rough opening

Rough opening – An opening built into a framed wall, to accommodate the installation of a window or door unit. Also the vertical and horizontal dimension of that opening. The framing members, of a rough opening, are arranged to maintain the load bearing characteristics of the wall, without transferring any of the load onto the window or door units installed therein.   Rough openings are framed slightly larger than the outside jamb dimensions of the specified window or door unit, to allow for leveling and squaring of the  unit.

wall framing diagram showing the rough opening




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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 40 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 33 years he has owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 40 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.
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