How to Install Eze-Breeze Outside Mount Windows

This project shows how to install Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount windows 4V60.

The 4V60 windows are available in Outside- and Inside Mount configurations as shown in the following photo. The Vertical Four Tracks are on the bottom and Fixed Lite windows are above:

Eze-Breeze Porch Window Installation - Inside and Outside Mount

Eze-Breeze Porch Window Installation – Inside and Outside Mount

For measuring, planning and ordering information see the Eze-Breeze Porch Windows Installation Overview. This project is continued from How to Install Eze-Breeze Gable Windows.

How to Install Eze-Breeze Outside Mount Windows

The Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track 4V60 Outside Mount installation steps are identical to the Inside Mount option as explained in How to Install Eze-Breeze Inside Mount Windows. The difference between the two options is the window frame design – otherwise the windows look nearly identical.

I installed both types based whether or not I had access to the exterior window rough opening. If the deck rail blocked exterior access then an Inside Mount window is installed, otherwise an Outside Mount is used.

This is the interior (or room side) face of the Vertical Four Track Outside Mount window. It’s leaning against an Inside Mount Vertical Four Track that’s already been installed. The difference is you can see the mounting flange of the Inside Mount window in the background:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount Window

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount Window

Closeup of the Outside Mount window frame and mounting flange:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount - Top Frame Detail

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount – Top Frame Detail

and the bottom frame detail:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount - Bottom Frame Detail

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount – Bottom Frame Detail

Compare the Outside Mount window frame profile in the above photo to the beveled Inside Mount frame.

When planning my window installation I was concerned about the window possibly being blocked by hex head wood screws or Simpson Strong-Tie metal/wood construction connectors given the windows are manufactured 3/8 inch smaller in width and height from the rough opening measurements. If the window is centered that’s only 3/16 inch clearance between the frame and rough opening. Fortunately it wasn’t a problem and the windows all fit fine.

The Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track 4V60 window frame is approx. 2 inches deep from the mounting flange. It’s ideal for a 2×4 framed wall or in my case a 4×4 framed porch:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount Window - Frame Depth

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount Window – Frame Depth

The mounting flange is a generous 1 inch wide to cover minor irregularities and gaps in the rough opening:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount - Interior Flange Width

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount – Interior Flange Width

The exterior window frame is about 2 1/8 inches wide:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount - Exterior Frame Total Width

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount – Exterior Frame Total Width

The top window frame features a built-in drip cap:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount Window Ready to Install

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount Window Ready to Install

I dry fitted the Outside Mount window in the 4×4 rough opening to check the fit before caulking the perimeter and fastening with screws:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount - Corner Frame Detail

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount – Corner Frame Detail

Cool! The top window flange is slightly jogged and overlaps the Simpson Strong-Tie metal connector:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount - Top Frame and Drip Cap

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount – Top Frame and Drip Cap

This is the plastic spacer or clip described in the Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Installation Instructions – do not remove the spacer until after the window is fastened with screws. Most of my windows were shipped without the spacer or maybe it fell out during shipping? The purpose of the spacer is to push the frame outward during installation so the vent (or sash) moves freely in the track:

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount - Vent Track Detail

Eze-Breeze Vertical Four Track Outside Mount – Vent Track Detail

I installed the windows in pairs working around the porch. The Vertical Four Track Outside Mount on the bottom and a “standard” Fixed Lite Lip Frame LF20 mounted above. The foam gasket on the Fixed Lite window fit over the Simpson Strong-Tie AC4Z and ACE4Z post cap metal connectors just fine:

Eze-Breezed Fixed Lite and Vertical Four Track Porch Windows Installed

Eze-Breezed Fixed Lite and Vertical Four Track Porch Windows Installed

This project is continued in How to Install Eze-Breeze Fixed Lite LF20 windows (coming soon!).

Best,

Bob Jackson

Copyright © 2017 HandymanHowTo.com   Reproduction strictly prohibited.

,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply