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Remove muntins from old sidelight windows?

So I own a home that came with all the typical builder-grade materials and I’m now working on replacing my interior trim. I went to case out my front door and sidelight windows as a single unit, but ...
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Is it standard practice to leave in the frame of previous window insert replacement?

We just got new windows and we noticed as they were installing them that they were leaving in the aluminum framing and weighted/pulley system of the previous window insert replacement. This has now ...
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Rotted wood under window - fixable or do I need a professional to replace everything?

No project in a 100+ year old house is ever easy. I went to replace the window stool in one of my windows because it was cracked and chipping. When I removed the old stool, I found the wood underneath ...
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What’s causing this damp patch

I have this damp patch on the bottom corner of my wall next to the non sliding part of a sliding door. It leads to the balcony of my apartment and no water gets to this corner from the outside. The ...
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How to seal window frame and repair surrounding concrete?

I just moved in to an apartment, and it's great apart from a few things that need repair. In the pictures linked below, how would I go about repairing or filling in the gaps in the concrete at the ...
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Old metal window stuck open and metal strap/band fell out; what to do?

My partner lives in a condo with original windows from 1981. Replacing the windows has been on our list, but we haven't been able to save up for it. Today, we opened one of the windows for the first ...
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Basement window leaking around steel casing

My basement window is leaking around the steel casing that sits on the concrete. The window has been replaced and I’m wondering if the casing and window should have been replaced with a bigger window? ...
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How to fix crack in caulk?

I have no idea what I'm doing. New here, please Be kind thank you
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Question about window iridescence

Been reading about this and it seems like I may have a blown seal on a couple of my windows. I am not sure if the whole window needs to be replaced or just a panel? how much does something like this ...
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prerequisite for painting a wood window

I am living in a cold country and I have an old windows that really need some care. I have bought the basic materials that I thought would be needed like paint(for outdoor use) and sand paper and ...
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Should I replace/repair the exterior trim or just replace the entire window and exterior trim?

Just took the plunge into homeownership and bought a cozy Cape Cod style home from 1985. Loving the wooden double-pane windows, but some seals are worn.The exterior's wooden trim needs a refresh. ...
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What material should I use as spacers to attach these blinds to the window jambs?

I realized after attempting to install these blinds that they're for windows without a sash. They are intended to be attached to either the glass (with tape) or screwed into the window rails. However, ...
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What do I do with the gap under the window?

Just installed new vinyl windows from the inside. The outside lip slopes downward and it’s a gap about 1/2" - 1". What can I do to fill it in and make it look nice or cover? Want to prevent ...
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How to frame basement window

Good morning, I'm working on finishing my basement and need some ideas on how to frame out around the windows to facilitate either a drywall or pine return. I'm using 1 inch xps on the walls and then ...
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Close out window with PVC pipes

we recently discovered there was a closed-out window that we opened up fully to pass 2 HVAC PVC pipes and 2 freon pipes and now need to close it off. What's the best way to do this? The PVC pipes ...
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How should I fit casing to a door with sidelights having differing head heights?

I have a front door with tall skinny windows on its sides. I want to case it all in as a single unit (door + 2 windows). I’m struggling to understand what the best way is to piece them all together. ...
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Leak around window

Currently renovating our new home. We have a leak around in the bottom two corners of the window. We are unsure if this is from the window itself or elsewhere. We have resealed the outside of the ...
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*SOS Window replacement in old house (1890) [closed]

2 sets of windows on walls adjacent to each other (same setup/dimension). Each window "set" consist of 3 small windows. When this company man came to install windows, hardly looked at them, ...
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Window Guard Problems [closed]

I have an extension cord inside my house that is feeding outside via a window. I currently just have a towel blocking the air that’s coming in. Any recommendations for a more commercial, more ...
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How do I repair exterior window casing after burglar bar removal?

A previous contractor damaged the exterior wood casing around a vinyl replacement window while removing burglar bars. The window is now quite drafty and there may be some moisture ingress as well. ...
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Are these screws supposed to be in the bottom track of my double-hung vinyl windows?

I noticed there is a 2" screw in the bottom of the track on each of my Andersen windows that were installed side by side to each other. I suspect the screws should not be there since it would ...
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How to seal a window on stucco?

I have this window on a stucco wall: Once when it rained a lot I saw standing water in the window frame (I could only slowly dry it out with rags). I am worried that water seeps into the wall, ...
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Fix a gap between the drywall and the window frame

I'm looking for advice on the best way to fill a gap (about 1/2 inch wide) between the drywall and the window frame before re-sealing it with caulk. I've read that you can use a backer rod, or fill it ...
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Condensation and potential mold on inside of arch window

It's a single pane window and the condensation is on the inside of the window. Also, should I cut out what appears to be mold on the wood trim?
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What is this storm-window part called?

I removed all my ancient triple-stack storm windows to paint my house, but as I’m reinstalling them I misplaced one of the metal shims that holds the entire storm frame into place. This thin piece of ...
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Trying to figure out what this is on window

Trying to figure out what this is on my window. It’s horizontal clear strip that slightly opens. At first thought it was some sort of weep hole, but it seems too big. It’s in the middle part of the ...
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How to remove or replace old-style (80s-90s) garage door window trim for painting and replacement?

I want to paint my garage door, but the old brown rubber holding in the glass will clash with the color I'm thinking of. Is it possible to remove the rubber (and glass) and then replace it with a new ...
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Can you identify this window frame construction from the ID sticker?

This is the information on the sticker that is on the window. ANSI/AAMA-101-93 MST 3860 CODE J. 093-1 SPEC DH-R25 SERIES 105/155
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How do I replace glass in a non-insulated window for my storage building?

I have a non insulated window that unfortunately the glass was broken. I’m trying to figure out with not having to change the whole window ….. how can I replace the glass. But just by making this ...
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Splintering Jack stud - does it need replaced? or is there a way to mend it?

I could not find any solid answers about what to do with this scenario: The jack stud on the left side of this window is split/splintered down the middle from what appears to be when the window was ...
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Fixing window counter-balance cord

I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with the style of window counter-balance cords that just run straight from frame around the window pane into the frame at the very top, with no clear pull-outs, ...
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How to temporarily fix window glass panel that's loose?

I'm trying to find a glass installer who can help us repair this but everyone is busy. I'm wondering if it's safe if our handyman installs a metal plate on the outside with silicone while we wait for ...
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What is this gelatinous substance by my window frame?

I'm painting my bedroom. There is a small hole in the wall adjacent to my window frame. The hole is filled with a substance, it looks like it might be covering something. It's soft to the touch, but ...
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Do I need to repair these holes and how to do it if so?

An AC bracket was recently removed from my metal window sill. There are three hole left behind, and I am concerned I may need to do something with them. I put some plastic tape over them (took it off ...
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Leaking window, has the seal of flashing failed?

My tenants have reported leaking from the top of the windows in 2 of the windows at the property. I first thought it was a cavity breach caused by the roof but a roofer said it was okay. I am looking ...
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Can I paint the inside frame of this window?

Am I able to paint the metal part of the window? Also I wasn’t sure if I can paint the latches or are they removable?
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Header required for 2' wide window on 1st of 3 stories?

The walkout basement has 2x6 walls, 9' tall with double top plate, and there are 2 floors above it. There is an 11' wide steel header above a large, folding patio door on the exterior wall in question....
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How to fix this rotted exterior window sill corner?

I scraped the rotted wood away. Was wondering if I should start with expanding foam. How should I repair?
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Sliding window part broken

Does anybody know how is it called this part? Is taken from a sliding double pane window that I have no idea about what brand/model it is. I found them broken, both the upper and the lower. It goes ...
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How to reduce heat loss from windows [duplicate]

Small apartment with 8 single-pane windows with wooden frames that are not winter-friendly. The place is rented so can't replace or do anything major. Already filled in gaps in frames to stop drafts. ...
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Is there a smart way of securing this window open against the wind?

The windows that we have in our apartment have an internal restrictor that prevents them from opening too far. However, it doesn't do anything to hold the window open against the wind, which often ...
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Help identifying part of window sash

we are trying to identify what the beige plastic part of this window sash set up is. We have had a few of the plastic parts break on other windows and are trying to replace them. Our windows are ...
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DIY New Window or Call a Pro?

I'm renovating our house and want to enlarge the window that is currently in this room. At minimum this would mean putting in a window that is taller, but also possibly wider. Given the way that it's ...
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Are the headers between these 2 windows necessary?

Found some water and old termite damage in some headers between an original 60's picture window and a vinyl replacement slider. Been talking to several contractors and one course of action was ...
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What to do with this gap under a bathroom window in a masonry wall?

1980 block wall house, bathroom remodel with a window. Was expecting a wooden sill but found a 1" gap between window and top of block wall. How to refinish this? Thinking to fill window gap with ...
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Is it possible to avoid sloppy seams on vinyl-clad windows?

I need to replace some casement windows in my house. I'm leaning towards Andersen. At the showroom, I looked at some aluminum-clad and vynil-clad windows. I noticed that the seams on the vinyl-clad ...
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What is this coming from my window?

What is this coming from the window? Not water it's like oil but can't feel anything. Window next to it has it too. No smell, no texture, doesn't rub off, and not coming from the roof
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What should i use as a window sill for this space?

I worry that water will run down the side of the house and could be contributing to the damp below the bay window. I would like to install some kind of window sill but wondering if anyone has advice ...
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Water damage? Is this mold? What should we do next?

Thoughts on what may have caused this? Not sure how long it’s been a issue. Noticed the moisture under the ledge today that led to the discovery of what’s in the picture…. advice on what to do next? ...
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Preparing exposed windowsill board for painting

For a newbie DIYer, any guidance on preparing this windowsill for painting? The board is exposed and fibers are standing out. So a bit unsure what is the best way to sand it. Do i put a seal of any ...
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