I have a 80″ wide window into the back yard but backyard access only through the garage. Figured I could put a sliding glass door in place of the window. The window header is half an inch shy of 80″. This is an aluminum framed window which I assume has some type of nailing flage imbedded into the stucco exterior wall. What is the preferred option – just take the recip saw to the aluminum frame and slip in the door, or cut the stucco and remove the nailing flange. I am leaning toward just cutting out the aluminum frame so I won’t have to try and patch the stucco around the new door.
Since all the other windows are aluminum framed, I figured an aluminum frame slider would fit in and should provide a frame that is the least intrusive of the view than the other styles of sliders or French doors that I have looked at.
Any thoughts on accomplishing this feat will be appreciated.