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I had never seen these before, but I was finally able to track down some information and replace them. My windows bear a "Viking" name, but I didn't find anyone selling parts under that name. However, the useful term for these are "channel balance" or "block and tackle balance" windows. With that term, it's possible to find replacement parts and even some ...


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The best type of lock for that situation would be to get a double sided deadbolt. So if someone where to break the window they would be able to unlock the door, they would still need a key from the inside.


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Glass isn't very flexible and you stand a pretty good chance of breaking the glass, which could injure you directly, or allow you to fall out the window. You didn't say how far the window is off the ground outside, but presumably you don't want to fall out the window unexpectedly amidst shards of glass that could end up sticking out of you at comically ...


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I'm assuming you want to preserve the view through the window? I.e. no block it off with plywood. I would suggest combining layers of plexiglass. In my experience, when the various types of plexiglass break, they don't produce as sharp stab-you-through-the-ribs shards as glass. There are two properties that you want to look for when selecting the type of ...


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If the window is flange mounted you have to be careful how much you trim. You need enough flange to secure the window. Most vinyl windows I have installed have a "C" shaped profile on the outside edges. If the window is secured by screws through the sides of the frame you can trim the edges. Depending on the amount to be trimmed I have used a utility knife ...


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If your home has extensive windows and an awesome perspective. You want to cover those windows with blinds or shades may not be your first decision. But shielding your investment from the beams of the sun would be your priority. So, this is when you will turn towards UV films. But, these UV films have their own pros and cons, so following points are: Pros: ...


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If you are not a fan of cardboard or aluminum foil, there are pleated paper shades that are very cheap and just use tape for install. An example is here and here. These can usually be found at big box hardware stores and any other large home goods stores. Edit based on comment Option 2 Go to a fabric store and pick out a dark/heavy fabric. Hang it up ...



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