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For questions relating to the installation, maintenance, and repair of windows and window treatments such as shutters, blinds and curtains.

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Help me identify the window manufacturer please

I can't find any stickers only codes and numbers etched on the glass. Here is a pic and all that is etched on the corner of the windows. Can't figure out how to identify the manufacturer. Please help ...
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Window insulator kits performance

We live in the snow belt with the temps dropping down to 5-10 for the winter months. The house is 20yo. For the last 2-3 years its windows began to frost overnight, and the heating bill went up. A few ...
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Window lock - help identifying

Does anyone know what type of lock this is called - this is on a window that slides open vertically. I really like them but don't know how to find them and my searches haven't yielded any luck so far....
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How to create a permeable sound barrier? [closed]

I want to create a permeable (allowing things to pass through) sound barrier (noise barrier, soundwall, noise wall) for soundproofing purposes. It is for a room and specifically for the doorway/...
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How do I trim arched windows?

I have two arched windows, a small one and a large one. I have no idea how to trim the windows. I know how to trim a normal window, but the arches are very different. I've searched online and all of ...
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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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Reinstall Window Blinds, Screw Holes

I purchased Inside-Mount Horizontal Faux Wood Blinds. We removed our blinds temporarily due to painting. When reinstalling, should we reuse the Same holes, use different drywall screw mounts, or get ...
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How to fix the alignment of uPVC double glazing handle

I wanted to replace the handle on one of my windows as it's getting stiff, unfortunately, the new handle won't close fully, on further inspection I realised the bolt for the lock inside the window is ...
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How to install replacement window with no exterior stop

I recently ordered a bunch of custom replacement slider windows for my home. I've been doing renovations for awhile, but I'm brand new to windows. My current home has casement windows. What I learned ...
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Temporary Insulation - Window Fan

I live in an apartment without adequate kitchen ventilation. I like doing a lot of wok cooking, which tends to result in enormous amounts of smoke - tripping smoke alarms and getting into all of my ...
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Do Roller Shades have Universal mounting brackets so I can switch out?

Do Most Roller Shades have universal mounting brackets? I want to maybe switch roller shades every couple years between different company manfacucturers? This way I don't have install drill holes for ...
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Replacement solution for burglar bars for externally hinged casement windows (shutters or similar)

Burglar bars are pretty common here, in Indonesia. I have some on my bedroom window. However I really hate them and want to remove them. Here is the inside for comparison I would still like to have ...
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Cannot open uPVC Window

Moved into a new house and a (fairly new) uPVC window will not open. I can unlock the the handle and it does not seem stuck -- but it will not open. It seem like something in the frame is stopping the ...
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Horizontal Blinds Inside Mount for Windows

I am getting Horizontal Blinds Inside Mount as seen below. My window height is 50 inches. When ordering, manufacturer added another 1 inch so it extends down below to 51 inches onto the wall. Is that ...
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Painting exterior caulk

The caulk on the exterior of my fiberglass windows turned black after a couple of years and I was never able to get it white again even though I tried every idea I could find online. Now new vinyl ...
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Do Low-E window films help with winter heat insulation?

We are experiencing cold winters. Just curious if window Low-E tinting (or others options) on actual windows help with heat insulation or if it's just a gimmick. I am referring to actual film (seen ...
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Which way to Rotate Vertical Blinds during the Cold Winter?

Which way do you rotate vertical blinds during the winter? I wanted to keep the place warmer, and keep cold air out. Should the Curved edges of the vane Curved edges be turned towards you, facing ...
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Curtain Rod for Vertical Blinds

I have typical Vertical Blinds which look like this below, with Valence and headrail. What kind of Curtain rod would I need, since I like extra insulation during the winters. My headrail extends 5 ...
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This window doesn't close properly - how should I try to fix it?

I'm getting a proper draft from this window not forming a proper seal. Is there some fairly easy DIY I can try, or do I need to get a professional in? I don't need to open this window during the ...
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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 manufacturer identification

The man who sold my house to me didn't leave information on windows. Does anyone recognize something on this sticker that could help me identify manufacturer? I live in Arizona. I have searched the ...
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Why are Fauxwood vertical blinds not as thick as Fauxwood horizontal blinds?

Why are Fauxwood Vertical blinds not as thick as Fauxwood Horizontal blinds? I received a lot of samples. Is it because vertical blinds structure rail cannot hold something as heavy? I buy blinds, not ...
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Can a window seal be too tight?

I just added Tesa Moll (https://www.tesa.com/en/consumer/tesamoll-p-profile.html) to my windows, because they didn't really shut tight. Now it is really tight and quite a bit of strength is needed to ...
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Loose window sills indoors in a UK home

We're considering a home purchase. It's lovely, but there are problems with a number of the windows. Interior, the windows in question have loose wooden window sills. When I say loose, pushing down on ...
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Window Insulation Kit, how much temperature increase?

I am looking to buy a window insulation kit. How much temperature increase would it cause? I live in an area where it goes 45 degrees Fahrenheit during the winters. https://www.amazon.com/3M-Indoor-...
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Options to fill or cover a curved gap between a window sill(PVC) and drywall

The gap is 1-8mm wide. The window sill is PVC thus probably only selected glues will work. Wall is drywall. This is a low window sill on a high window - so in the right lower corner you see the ...
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Do I need to re-install an unleveled window or just leave it? [closed]

This window was not installed leveled. As you can see from the seam at the bottom, it's slightly slanted. Will it result in problems later such as water drainage, draft, seal, structural, etc. or is ...
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Who manufactured these windows and doors?

I am trying to find a replacement threshold for my back door, but I haven't a clue who the manufacturer is. There is a logo etched in the lower right corner of the glass; however, I cannot figure out ...
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Close off an unwanted window

I have a window that I'm looking to remove from the middle of the kitchen and replace with cabinetry. I will replace the opening with new framing and OSB for sheathing outside. My question is ...
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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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Need advice on porch conversion to sunroom

First, a huge THANK YOU to the community for helping me through a major kitchen and living room renovation. Couldn’t have done without your advise and guidance. I am now exploring the possibility of ...
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Secondary window glazing in Texas

I have 11 square 31"x31" double-glazed windows (likely not low-e glass) that are aluminum framed without a thermal break, so the interior frame becomes almost too hot to touch in the summer ...
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Horizontal Blinds: Inside or Outside Mount Type for Windy Weather

I am thinking of buying Horizontal Blinds. I will either buy Inside Mount or Horizontal Outside Mount. I live on an upper floor with very Windy, Blowing weather. Between the two, what is best option ...
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Special name for middle window rail

I'm confused by window terminology. Does that middle flat ledge where two window sashes meet that also has the window latch have a special name? In our house it always winds up collecting house plants,...
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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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What should I fill with the void space left under the frame of my basement window?

What should I fill with the void space left under the frame of my bathroom basement window? I discovered that space recently when I was trying to fix something else. Please see this thread What is the ...
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Casement Windows: Install Thru Wall A/C Indoors & Exhaust with Ducting

A family member has a business in a century-old building that only has industrial casement, awning, and pivot windows. There's no central A/C & a mini-split can't be hung outside the building. The ...
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What's the best way to cut a circular porthole window into the sheet metal of a van?

I want to cut a 12" diameter circle into the side of my van to install a window. My current plan is cut it by taking a sufficiently sized drill bit, drilling a hole near the inside edge of the ...
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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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How can I identify the manufacturer of these windows? NAMI-30414

Literally all I know about these windows is the following sticker, apparently designed to peel off before the warranty expires: How can I identify the maker for warranty purposes? I know that NAMI is ...
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Any creative ideas for dealing with this long drop next to stairs?

My house is built on a hill and the lower level is quite dark. In an effort to open it up a bit, the original owner came up with this weird set of stairs (pictured below) with a platform off to the ...
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Can the seams on vinyl windows be smoothed out

I am in the middle of having 18 windows replaced with what are supposed to be Pella Series 250 windows1, by a large US national based home remodeling firm. In inspecting the new windows I see that ...
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Insulated window covers that can easily be opened and closed?

We have a room with old aluminum windows. I’ve included a picture of the windows. We have an A/C in this room, but these old windows never close tight, so most of the cool air escapes through those ...
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How can I removed a stuck old Anderson sliding window?

This page shows the kind of window I have and how to remove it. Problem: one side of the window is stuck and won't come out. The window in question is labeled "left-hand sash" in the ...
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How much clearance is needed between window and wall for portable AC hose?

We have a project upcoming to replace the windows in our condo. We have the option to add portable AC hose vents to the spandrel, and I need to decide on the placement of the spandrel in the windows. ...
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I saw this window at a recycled window outlet, but it was sold and I am trying to find who made it. Any suggestions from these pictures?

Who makes this window? Any ideas. I saw this at a recycled window outlet, but it was sold. Aluminum clad in green.
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Measuring Jamb Depth for New Construction Windows

I am building a detached garage that is not going to be insulated, however I would like the option to insulate in the future if needed. Also, I am going to use 7/8" corrugated siding on the ...
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Heating cable combats condensation on sill of poorly insulated window?

At the start of the year (2021), it was suggested to me on another forum that heating tape might stave off formation of condensation on the bottom metal sill of a poorly insulated window. It is a ...
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How does ceramic window insulation film work?

I understand that mirror/reflective film works by having metallic components that reflect infrared energy back outside. However for ceramic window film it is usually described as absorbing or "...

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