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How to increase vinyl window jamb depth on exterior 2x4 wall

I am building an addition with vinyl windows and want to ensure there is sufficient depth on the interior to install automated roller shades (about 4" of a drywall return with no wood trim). The ...
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Addressing paint issue with new aluminum windows

I just had brand new high-end aluminum windows installed. Black ones, very nice. Supposedly the very high-end stuff. After the installation, a different contractor did the framing finish around with ...
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How to get this bedroom window to lock?

In a rental I have this bedroom window that is very strange. It is the kind that opens sideways. However, BOTH sides of the window move. As a result, I cannot figure out how to get the window to lock. ...
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Is laminated or triple pane Best choice to replace window pane glass?

Our windows (from 2000s) leak air and we can hear street noise in otherwise quiet neighborhood eg car doors, conversations on sidewalk. We use honeycomb cellular shades as dual purpose to also block ...
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No casing window trim options

We're having new Marvin Essential slider windows installed. The trim options our installation contractor offers are drywall return and a few different styles of pine trim/casing. Our current windows ...
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Troubleshooting and adjusting tilt and turn windows

I have several tall tilt and turn windows of the Roto NT Designo variety (https://rotonorthamerica.com/roto/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Roto-NT-Designo-Installation-Instructions-Timber-Windows-Balcony-...
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Window flange obstructing J-channel, does it serve a purpose?

I ordered a custom window through a Norandex distributer. I was going to J-channel around the whole window to accept some vinyl siding. However, there's this little appendage in each corner of the ...
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Any tricks to adjust windows that are not collinear?

I spent so much time making sure each window was level and plumb that I didn't think to make sure they were equal to each other. Now that they're flashed and nailed, they're about 3/8" off which ...
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Where to attach hook and eye to prop a hinged casement window open?

My 100+ year old house has one original casement window that has no crank; it just opens on hinges. Which is annoying because the wind can blow it closed. I was visiting another old house and noticed ...
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Window is leaking into stucco

I have some water that has worked its way into the baseboard of my house. The leak is directly below the corner of a window. It looks like the previous owner had the stucco repaired but a gap has ...
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How can I insulate aluminum window frames?

I live in a rented apartment with aluminum window frames and double-pane windows. Now that it is heating season, I am noticing that my window frames are incredibly cold to the touch when it is cold ...
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Sagging uPVC window fixings advice

We've recently had some uPVC windows installed (Luxembourg, Western Europe, btw). Already after only a month, the larger (wider) windows are sagging slightly (laterally) and don't open/close smoothly. ...
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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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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 ...
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