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i ruined my window profile with a detergent, is there anything i can do aside from replacing the whole thing?

I left a strong detergent on my window pane for hours unattended, and it poured over the profile and ruined it 😓 Any suggestions besides totally replacing the profile? I thought about painting it, ...
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Marginal cost of window (framing) while in design phase

I've drawn up my sketch of floor plan I'll take to a house designer, but haven't added any windows yet. I'd like to have as much detail added to save designer time, but since I'm on a budget, I need ...
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Wooden storm window repair and painting

I have wooden storm windows circa 1943 that are still in good condition. I've had the panes re-puttied, and now need to do painting. A few of the storms have some minor wood damage as shown in the ...
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How to fix metal frame?

What would you suggest to fix the window frame? I'm assuming I need a bit of drywall and paint?
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What are these nail strips above and below windows?

There’s a new condo being built in a nearby northern Californian city and I noticed sets of nail strips above and below each window opening, over the plywood but under the vapor wrap. What is the ...
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How to deal with bedroom condensation/moisture on winter mornings?

In late September when the weather started cooling down here in Surrey BC Canada, we started to see morning condensation on our windows (newly installed last year): My wife and I and our son sleep in ...
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What's with the whole window thing? Why am I bothering with windows? [closed]

I am looking at building an addition for a study and one issue is the need for windows. Frankly, I don't need to look out a window at a tree when I am working in my study and much of my work is at ...
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How do i find the manufacturer for a window that has “series 8500/8520/8550/9500DH on it”?

I need to order new tilt latches for two windows. all I see on it are AAMA certification and series 8500/8520/8550 and 9500DH written on it. Does anyone know which manufacture this may be?
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Sash window meeting rails not even

I'm in the process of refurbing our sash windows. The top and bottom sashes of most of the windows in the house are out of alignment. Photo attached. There's a 1 inch overlap of the meeting rails. ...
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How to remove this window sash?

I have double hung windows with top sash falling down when unlocking. I figured I’d prob need replacement on the channel balance, but I’m not sure how to take the sash out of the frame. All I can find ...
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Leak above window during rain, is this caused by a masonry drainage problem?

I've lived in the same brick rowhouse for about 2 years. It's been raining for 36 of the last 48 hours, heavily at times, and I am seeing some rain leaking to the inside: above one of the larger ...
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Sealing/Repairing Window Drywall

Bought a new house and noticed discoloration near the top corners of the drywall (Where the drywall meets the window). I chipped away at the moldy drywall. Wondering what type of product I should use ...
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Window framing gaps and split wood

I had a licensed GC install 2 windows. One of them needed a new RO in the stucco wall (single story home southern CA). I agreed to close the wall and do finish work. He was contacted to install ...
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How can I manage a drop ceiling potentially overlapping the top of a window?

Modifying a garage to turn it into bedrooms, I will be hanging a drop ceiling to cover up pipes, wires, etc., overhead. An existing pair of windows (pictured) goes almost all the way to the current ...
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How to hold window open in a breeze?

We have these pvc double glazed windows, some also with two windows, with the inner window being able to be held open with a tiny screw on the track. But the outside window there's no stay, and I'm ...
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Old house, old windows. Ways to save on gas this winter?

We have an old tudor revival house in the Pacific Northwest. Our winters are mildly warm, but long. Our old house had insulation blown into the walls which may have done something... but the windows ...
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What is the style of this arched window?

What is the style of this arched window: Is this just a modern design, or is it a specific historic style?
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Sticking PVC molding to bay window V

I have a bay window with PVC double glazing. I have covered where the frame meets the ragged edges of the surrounding wall with PVC architrave mouldings (US spelling moldings), which I stuck to the ...
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How do I remove a velox roof blind that really is jammed shut

My velux roof blind is jammed shut no amount of juggling will release it. I need to remove the side bars to get to the mechanism but the blind is preventing me from getting to the screws. Can any one ...
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What is this piece of the window called?

My window is missing a bit of plastic. I would like to replace it, but do not know what it is called to search for a replacement part. Here is a picture showing a window that is missing the piece ...
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How to hang mosquito net on the security bars of a window?

We have a long window with security bars, I've set a mosquito nets on the outer side of the bars as you can see in the images bellow. The issue we face is that our cats (who love to spend time there ...
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Approaches for shades on large skylights

I have a few skylights large enough that nearly all manufactured skylight shades (both mechanical and motorized) won't fit. That is, for widths larger than 24", most manufacturers of skylight shades ...
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Exterior Window Trim and Rough-In Sizing

Short version: How much does/should exterior trim overlap window casing? Long version: I'm trying to figure out how to position a rectangular window for a spot near the peak of the house. I want to ...
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How can I replace a load-bearing header and jack studs without disturbing siding?

My broad question is what tools/technique to use to remove (in order to replace) load-bearing studs and headers on an existing wall with lap siding nailed into said studs. Any videos or tips are ...
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What type of window screen/frame is this?

I had a 3 season room in the back of my newly purchased home that has these types of screens in them. Unfortunately a lot of them are broken/need replaced but I don't know why type of screen this is (...
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Hanging faux wood blinds- screw broken. Is there a tough screw I can use for a wall stud?

Job= I was trying to hang up some new faux wood 2" slat blinds. It's a double sized window, so I bought 2 blinds. I needed to install 4 brackets, with 2 in the center. I predrilled the holes as the ...
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Sealing middle of sliding window with portable air conditioner installed

In my bedroom I have a one hose portable AC unit, because my only bedroom window is a sliding window. Currently, I set up the window kit in the day and take it out before bed. The reason for this is ...
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What's the best method of insulating windows against solar heat?

(TL;DR at the end ;) ) I live in Western New York, and while it's pretty uncommon to reach temperatures over 95-100, it still gets pretty hot here, and we typically have 70-90% humidity on top of it. ...
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How do you deal with the cut edges of window trim?

I have put up more than my share of trim. But I was wondering if there was an easier way (so I will leave mine out to not influence answers) to do the but edges. Basically in the example below ...
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Replace individual window panes with a single pane [closed]

I have old double hung windows with 6 panes per section. Can I remove dividers and replace them with a single piece of glass, then install a cosmetic dividers? Glass was 1/8". Opening approx 24" * 24"...
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How do I tell if a window I have is tempered glass? (I need to cut a hole)

I have a full size double-pane all-glass patio door that I'd like to put a hole in for an air conditioner exhaust hose. I plan to drill a hole with a glass drill bit and then use a carbide rod saw to ...
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How to frame around an egress window

we are in the process of framing our new basement after having some foundation work done (steel supports, interior drainage, egress windows). I have a few questions about how to frame around the ...
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How to replace rotten window frame?

We have a window that is in a shower. I had noticed the paint was pealing on the outside of the house and realized that the caulk between the tile and window was gone, letting water drip down and to ...
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Drywall gap around window screed: plaster or drywall strips?

Rehabbing old plaster and lath walls; drywallers did a good job but left a gap around window screed: this is the wooden border to which horizontal lath board was attached and which received plaster ...
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Replacing an operable window with a fixed window. Can I glaze it directly into the jamb?

I've got the following former closet window which until recently had an thick framed operable wooden window. The window jams were made from old growth redwood and are fine, despite many years with ...
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What type of tradesman do I need if the downstairs of my house is too cold

I have bought a home and in winter the extremities of the ground floor are very cold. The original part of the building is the centre, and it has been extended in the front and the back. The main ...
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What's the best way to repair or replace window sill & apron that's been sawed off?

The previous homeowner installed built-in armoire cabinets and bookcases that I plan to remove. In order to facilitate the opening of the armoire cabinet door, they cut into the window sill and apron ...
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Can vertical window be installed horizontally?

I have a double-paned window that is not designed to open. It is 7' x 1'. The weep holes are in the 1' end. Can this window be installed horizontally?
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What are the options for my window on my brick house?

I was hoping to get some guidance and am including a picture. I have a brick house that was built in 1913 and then gut rehabbed in 1998. They replaced all of the windows and redid everything in the ...
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Replacing rotted brickmold and sill - what’s the sill piece called?

Thanks for your time. I’m replacing exterior brickmold and don’t want to spend good money after bad so I could benefit from others’ experience. Here’s a picture, I’ve circled the piece in question: ...
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Replacing Window Screens?

Our window screens haven't been replaced in the better part of 2 decades, and I'm interested in replacing them. The previous screens have warped on some windows and it always seemed that really tiny ...
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What screen to use to keep flies and gnats out at night?

Every Summer, I like having the windows open in my house. The problem is that if there is a light on, small flies and gnats always come in through the window screen as they are drawn to the light. I ...
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What kind of windows are these?

I live in a high-rise. This high-rise is right next to the highway, so there's a ton of noise. I have double-paned "outside" windows, but then I have this removable inner-frame. It uses these ...
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How should I seal a metal window frame to a cinder block wall?

I have a basement window with a metal frame fitted into a cinder block wall. The sill is crumbling and I'll find the right masonry product to repair that but the seal/transition from the frame to the ...
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How to re-insulate space between window trim and wall?

Just took off old window mouldings (need to change them) and figure I will need to better insulate the space between the window trim and the wall. The "wall" consists of: a painted layer of thin 3mm ...
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how to change mullion?

I live in a 14 year old home with dormer windows. The mullion was originally white but it is all brown/ dirty and needs changing...but it looks like it on the exterior and is so flat it looks like is ...
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How to block out light though a sliding glass door

I have glass sliding doors between my bedroom and living area. The light from the loungeroom and the flicker of the tv comes through the glass doors and makes it hard to sleep. I am wanting to find ...
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Window Manufacturer or help me remove it

I have a window with Code: CPM Rating: H-R40 Series: 40 SH MST: 31052 are the only numbers I found. The window is on a rail and it touches both sides of frame so I can’t remove them, unless somebody ...
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Noise problem from neighbour

I have just moved into a house with an open area in the back that is glassed in. Something that they call a Queensland room in Australia. A patio that has glass walls and windows. My neighbour ...
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which type vaccum cleaner is used for cleaning window grills?

I generally use it to clean window grills, mosquito nets attached to the windows, cupboards (and items in them) and doors (which have designs - because the dust gets stuck within the carved doors, ...