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Did my contractor install these windows correctly?

I had a contractor come install 4 of these windows for me. He’s an older guy who I believe just does this to keep busy post retirement. The labor costs were very cheap. When I went upstairs afterwards ...
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Mounting shades inside metal window frame

I was hoping you could help me out with a question I have. I would like to mount Ikea shades I bought (Trippevals, https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/trippevals-black-out-cellular-blind-light-gray-80381487/)...
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What are signs that you used enough or not enough wood protector outside?

This weekend, I did the big job of sanding down a wood window-frame and then reapplying the wood protector. It is now raining, and my insecure brain is freaking out that I might not put down a good ...
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Can’t align window properly

I have a window which I believe is a vinyl window. My house was built in 1960 and the previous owner must have changed them. Upon further inspection, I noticed the window sill looked misaligned so I ...
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Replacing protective tape around uPVC window glass panes

Having recently bought a second-hand uPVC window to place into my shed, I have removed the double glazed unit from the frame to allow installation into my rough opening. Now, the black tape around the ...
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How to repair/waterproof Arch Top Windows

We have this Arch Top Windows on top of our double pain windows. I noticed that the black seal (not sure what it exactly is) is coming out. What are my options to repair it. I am worried that will ...
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How to remove side vinyl from the window

I live in a cold place. I already have double sided window but unfortunately, they are massive and basically make up the whole living room, thus making the living room very cold. I bought more double ...
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Are the rotting windows and window sill salvageable?

My windows and window sill have rotted on the bottom. The quote for the windows without installation are thousands of dollars. Could this be salvaged with epoxy, bondo, and making frames for the glass?...
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How can I prevent the light leaks on the side of blackout motorized blinds

I bought motorized blackout blinds from Ikea. After installing it I still see lights coming out of the side of the blinds. What can I do it completely block the light from entering in? Please see the ...
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How to repair blind bracket screw coming out of top surface of window frame

I moved into a house with some pretty nice blinds installed already, Hunter Douglas Duette (I think). The blind I'm looking at has 4 plastic brackets (these ones specifically) which are screwed ...
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How to repair corner joints in window drywall returns

I am doing some minor drywall repairs throughout my home and am uncertain how to properly finish the inside corners of the drywall returns. After 45 years in quake country, these joints are cracked in ...
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How would you repair this window leak?

I recently bought my first home and a few months ago when it rained heavily I noticed water leaking inside from under the bottom window molding. I tried to recreate what was causing the leak and it ...
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Blind installed in a metal/aluminum frame that is tilting forward - how to fix?

I have three windows, in sequence (the middle one is fixed, the side windows can be opened/closed). Each window has its own blind. I noticed my blinds started tilting forward, specially the middle one,...
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How to restore damaged Velux window frame? (pictures)

I'm trying to restore a velux window frame that has become moldy and partially rotten. The window is 15 years old and has never had any attention. The sealant on the outside where the glass meets the ...
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How to fix an uneven (curved) upper window box to install blinds?

The top of my window frame is curved, probably as a fail in construction. Just noticed it when I was trying to install new blinds. You can see it in the picture below that it is uneven by the center ...
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Does mold in a loggia means that the loggia must be replaced?

My apartment has a loggia which used to be a balcony (it is now an extension of the living room without any separation between them - the door that was there was removed). This was done by the ...
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Should I fill in gap between window frames?

We are getting new windows. I decided to refinish the trim (from the 60's, but still in good shape other than the lacquer being gone). I removed the trim and found a gap between the frames of ...
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Cracks appearing on window and door frames (not the wall) all over a newly purchased home

I've noticed thin cracks becoming visible on multiple door and window frames where the horizontal and vertical wood of the frames join (on the corners.) It appears they were just painted over and they ...
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How to do modern interior window trim (extension jamb)?

I have traditional interior window trim in my bedroom: and want to replace them with extension jambs for a more modern look: I’ve never done window trim and have never worked with drywall before but ...
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Is this mold on my wood window frame? What should I do about it?

Is this mold on my wood window frame? It is several years old and I have noticed tiny black specs that have grown over the last few years? Everyone says "use bleach" but that doesn't seem ...