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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Tape measure
    • Circular saw
    • Stud finder
    • Caulk gun
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Cat's paw
    • Chalk line
    • Level
    • Extension cord
    • Dust mask
    • Hearing protection
    • Stepladder
    • Pry bar
    • Reciprocating saw
    • Safety glasses
    • Sawhorses
    • Sledgehammer
    • Speed square

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Window
    • Flashing
    • 2x4 lumber
    • 2x6 lumber
    • Laminated headers
    • 16d nails
    • Shims
    • Drywall
    • Eye hook
    • Cable clamp
    • 10d finish nails
    • Insulation
    • 3/4-in. plywood sheathing
    • 1x2 cleats
    • Plastic cap nails
    • 4d galvanized nails
    • 3-1/2 in. drywall screws
    • Caulk
    • Exterior trim
    • Interior trim

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