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The wooden framed double hung sash design dates from a time when no elderly person was ever left alone long enough to open or close a window. Families were large and any oldster who wanted a window operated would simply whack the nearest youngster with a cane and croak out the appropriate orders. Today the demographic age curve is quite different and there ...


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What could I do to reduce the amount of heat in the living room on sunny days without obstructing the view to the outside permanently? What I find works well are traditional Venetian-blinds with silver-coloured metal horizontal slats. Even though these are inside the window, they are still remarkably effective at reflecting sunlight out the window and ...


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The problem isn't sash windows. The problem is poorly maintained sash windows, by landlords who don't care and/or don't have adequate maintenance budgets due to rent control. The most common problem moving them up and down is tram. The track becomes uneven from a combination of wear in some places, and paint buildup in other places along the track. As ...



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