A Tuckpointing Guide to Adding and Removing Windows and Doors

When you’re ready to make some changes to your home, some of the most drastic ways to do so involves adding or subtracting windows and doors. You can move an entryway, bring in more light, or change the entire layout of your home when you add or subtract windows and doors. While a lot of people thing it’s going to be a lot of work, it’s not as difficult as you might think—especially when using a masonry company with experience. In fact, this is a very easy way to get noticeably different results without the hassle of moving or undergoing a major teardown. In this article, we’ll explore how to add, remove, or even rearrange any window or door you have on your home.

How to Add Windows and Doors

If you’ve found your dream home, but it seems a bit darker than you’d like, all hope is not lost. Similarly, if you’ve lived in your home for a while and want a change without having to pack everything up and move to a new location, you can try adding a few new windows or doors. Well-lit rooms have the potential to completely change the feeling of a space and will quickly transform your home. As with anything that involves tuckpointing, this will take some work, but it’s not impossible.

Adding a window or door requires a fair amount of work and experience. You need to find a professional that has the experience and level of competence needed for this kind of job. If you try and take shortcuts, you will find yourself with more than a few structural load problems. Under no condition should you try and add a window or a door to your home by yourself, even if you think you know what you’re doing. If done wrong, it can lead to wall collapses and extremely costly repairs.

The costs associated with adding windows or a door depends mostly on the size of the opening you want to add. Simply put, the larger an area you want to add, the more it will cost. Adding windows require extra support beams, controlled demolitions, and cleanup costs. To find out more or get an estimate for your home, contact the professionals at Chicago Tuckpointing Inc. today. On the plus side, when you add a window or a door you’ll end up with a ton of extra usable materials. Save them and you can easily create an addition to your home that matches perfectly with your brick. Or you can use them to remove windows and doors in other locations.

How to Remove Windows and Doors

The same process can be done with removing windows or doors that just don’t seem to “go” in your home. Removing a window or door is also much easier than adding one, because you don’t have to put as much thought into the extra support beams or planning a structurally sound demolition. The hardest part about removing a window or door is finding a brick that matches perfectly with your home’s current colors. We’re not saying it can’t be done, but it is difficult and you will probably have a very slight variation in color—unless you use materials from leftover projects. More often than not, removing windows and doors is also a cheaper process than adding them.

Changing Your Current Windows and Doors

Finally, experienced masonry companies can also enlarge, shrink, or move any windows or doors that you’re unhappy with. Prices for a moving job tend to be a bit higher, because, in a way, it involves both adding and removing doors and windows. However, prices associated with enlarging a window or door is similar to adding one and prices associated with shrinking a window or door is similar to removing one. To get a better idea of what your costs will be, get in contact with a professional tuckpointing company, like Chicago Tuckpointing Inc. today.

All of the processes discussed in this article involve precise tuckpointing and years of experience. Luckily, the professionals at Chicago Tuckpointing Inc. have both. All of our professionals have been working in the masonry business for over 20 years and know exactly what is needed to get the job done right. They’re fully trained, are serious about their work, and specialize in new masonry work, updates, restoration, concrete work, and more. If you want to add, remove, or change the size of your windows or doors, give Chicago Tuckpointing Inc. a call today. You can reach us at (708) 942-1951 or by visiting our website http://chicagotuckpointinginc.com. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream home today!