I'm trying to remove this exterior door, and replace it with a window:
The plan is to remove the door and frame, make top and bottom places from 2x3s, run 2x3s beams every 12" and make an opening for a window, adding extra 2x3s under the window to help with weight. The frame is about 30" by 72".
The only issue I'm concerned is stucco finishing at the outside. I read about it, and it seems to be quite time-consuming application requiring multiple steps, and three coats. Are there any alternatives to stucco masonry which would be suitable for the exterior and could provide necessary protection?
In particular, would something like that work?
- Regular plywood attached to studs;
- The moisture barrier (self-adhesive film or roofing felt) nailed;
- Pressure-treated plywood on top of it;
- Sprayed texture and exterior paint;
Would this be enough?