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Questions tagged [windows]

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

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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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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, ...
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Does FENSA certificate prove that bay window meets structural requirements?

I am in the process of buying a house. One concern raised by the surveyor was that the replacement plastic bay window frames may not be adequate to carry the load of the wall (the original wooden ...
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Options for Insulating around window with drywall recess

Hello wise and wonderful HI Community! I need some help. I bought a house last year and noticed horrible drafts coming from the tracks between the upper and lower window panes. I dug in today ...
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Where do I add window casing with a replacement window

I don't understand where I'm supposed to add the casing. I just put in a replacement window. There's the old window frame, the new replacement window jamb and a little space between them. Am I ...
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How can I cut the face flange (no nail fin) off my replacement window to make it a box window for my masonry install?

I purchased windows with the face flange but they are too large. If I cut the face flange off they will be perfect. What do I use to cut the 5/8" flange off each side?
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Internal Metal Frames in Vinyl Windows

What is the benefit of an added internal metal frame/core on vinyl windows? We are about to replace our 1965, single pane, full metal jacket, rattle-when-a-helicopter-flies-by windows. Since we want ...
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How to install an AC bracket without a windowsill

These instructions call for anchoring the AC bracket to the window sill, right where it meets the stool: However, my windows don't have that layout, here's a picture of what mine looks like: How ...
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Identifying vinyl replacement window manufacturer without Tags

I found the following numbers between the glass: NO6797X27b3M SNEIGCC CBAIGMAC. WI
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What is this black sooty material on the inside of my roller shutter?

I have a bedroom window that looks out over the east (a backyard with mostly tiles and little plants) with a roller shutter which over the past couple of years has gotten a serious buildup of some ...
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How do I refinish around an existing basement window?

Our previously finished basement was a combination of drywall and wood paneling over concrete block with no insulation. We removed the drywall and paneling over the block and intend on adding foam ...
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Sound proof window arrangements with double windows

I am interested in understanding the key factors in sound proofing a window. I once stayed in an old hotel (built about 1815) in New York City on Canal Street and the room was absolutely silent which ...
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Broken/missing vertical sliding window pin

One of two windows in a room of my house is broken, has been since before I moved in. It will lift/slide open, but without any assistance from the spring mechanism that normally takes a lot of the ...
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Header for new window

I am adding another windows to a sunroom. This will go under the left corner window on the landing (see picture). So of course I will take out the left and right jack studs and cut the middle stud ...
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What are pop-rivet aluminium security bars vulnerable to?

Our landlord is replacing our windows. They've proposed moving from: wooden frame steel security bars screwed into frame to: metal frame aluminium security bars pop rivets Assume we leave our ...
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How to make use of Existing Window to install a Curtain

I've moved to a new apartment(in USA) where in my bedroom I have a window(obviously with horizontal blinds). It is in a place where people from outside can see through the blinds. So I wanted to ...
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Using acoustic foam between two windows to block out noise

I'm sleeping next to a busy road with a lot of traffic noise (both low and high frequencies, although the low are the most annoying). The noise seems to be coming through the windows rather than the ...
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converting single pane windows to double pane

I have wooden, single-pane (1/8" glass), double-hung windows on my house which have held up well considering they are nearly 70 years old. But, I don't want to put a lot of money into the house and I'...
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Why do pleated blinds have to be 2 centimeters wider than the windows they are covering?

I recently bought pleated blinds and just now realized that they are not wide enough. The instruction says they have to be at least 2 centimeters wider than the window (on each side) they are covering....
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Can you safely drill into the track/jamb of a vinyl window?

I was installing some window locks that required drilling into the track of a vinyl window. The windows are pretty standard builder grade Anderson single hung vinyl windows. Two questions, Will ...
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How do I put a brick wall where an exterior window is?

I have a detached garage with fairly large sliding windows (previous owner installed these) with a brick exterior. I want to remove the windows and close up the wall with bricks. What do I need to ...
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Removal of rusted bolt remains

I recently moved into a new house. Within days, a PVC double-glazed window handle snapped. To replace it I tried removing the two bolts securing it. One came out fine, the other head sheared off ...
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replacing windows

My husband found a great deal on windows, the challenge is they are brick faced windows. What can we do about installing them on a vinyl home? Is it possible to just add decorative tile around the ...
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Should I use urethane spray foam or foam rope for caulking wide gaps?

The gaps are irregular around window frame, but the widest are no than half inch (1.3cm) and the frame is flexible metal because the window is uPVC. I can use backer foam that's half inch wide and ...
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Is it okay to apply silicone sealant on damaged silicone?

I did what was suggested and called back window installers to seal it with silicone (they left exterior sealed and water leaked). They told me it's not their job to seal the window only make it but ...
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Should an alternative to silicone sealant be used if I'm new at it? [closed]

I had to research various types of caulk for windows, and the answer was that I should use silicone (or mastic?). Why is silicone is always preferred when you can remove, can't caulk over it and can't ...
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What kind of window crank is this, and what brand is it?

Looking for a possible identity of the brand of this window handle. The issue with the handle is that while it can open, it cannot close the window, and the gears from the outside have to be pushed in ...
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For my window, what's the best way to seal and insulate?

The inside: The outside: The installers gave me a window unsealed on the outside but sealed with a rubber seal on inside around the frame (windows are uPVC). After rain, the damage was done to ...
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What window insulation can I use for thin gaps?

I'm helping someone who moved into an older rental house with very old windows. The house is great but as shown in the pictures, some of the windows have significant gaps, so of course air (and even ...
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Wall paint bubbling on edge of window from lack of insulation, how to fix?

Window and walls were done only a month ago. The only time it rained was once this week. What are these big blobs and could it be because of the light rain? Should I leave them or fix? Could it be ...
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Seeks parts for antique wood venetian blinds [closed]

We have 60 year old wood venetian blinds that we're in the process of replacing the ladder tape on (that was easy to find). One of our blinds is missing a small wooden roller and we're at a loss as ...
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How much can I hang from a blinds bracket?

Naughty question--I'm renting right now in a gorgeous, modern apartment and obviously can't hang anything on the walls. Buuuut.. I have this 65cm diameter mirror, approximately 4-5kg (something like ...
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What is the R-Value of plastic over a window?

So we're about to have a cold snap (20 degrees, cold for us here in Central Texas). I have old windows on the house in need of replacement, but for now, I did a hack for the next week/month: I placed ...
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Ok to add basement egress window underneath giant grade-level window?

Our one-story house has a very large window on the first floor -- appx. 72" high by 130" wide. I'd like to add a basement egress window to the room below. I'm worried that having more glass than wall ...
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Building a DIY window-opener

In my bathroom is one small window, which handle is 3 m above ground. Underneath the window stands my washing machine, so after showering, to get the humidity out, I need to climb on the washing ...
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Adding a sill to a Marvin Integrity window

*I'm sorry about the lengthy description. I'm photographically challenged at the moment. I went about installing a two side by side, double hung Marvin integrity windows. After doing that, my dad ...
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Window treatment that allows for a projection to be visible?

As a creative project, I'm trying to project some lines or text onto a window. That is, I have a large window that I still want to see out of, but I want to use an LCD projector from the inside to ...
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Should I filter polluted outside air as it comes through my window or clean it inside the room?

Situation: apartment of 42m², ground level, recent from 2013 humidity is 40% apartment near a big city, in the suburbs near freeways we have a very good air handler with 2 extraction systems: one in ...
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Would adding fiber glass insulation between a window and a standart plastic insulation cover help insulate the windows further

I have a corner room in our house, in the summer it traps heat and in the Winter (like right now) it lets it all out. In the summer my room is regularly between 3 to 10 Celsius hotter than the rest of ...
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What kind of window spring balances are these?

We just bought a ranch-style home built in 1965, and the windows need some love — in the whole house, there is only one window with a semi-functioning sash balance. They have some kind of spring-based ...
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Ply gem replacing sash window glass

I am trying to replace glass in Ply gem sash window. I took old glass and measured it: 708 x 793 x 18 mm. The new one I bought from provider of construction company that built my house has the ...
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Can I legally run wiring through a window or its frame?

I am planning on hooking up a hot tub in our in backyard and we need to run a wire from the breaker panel to the tub. Although we could run the wire through the concrete, there is an unused basement ...
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Living near a highway in SoCal with no standard windows - how to install A/C?

I have an air purifier and keeping all windows/doors closed is going to be a must. But the humidity and temperature are issues now. I can get a dehumidifier but then I'm left with the temperature ...
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Install window alone

I have recently added 6 new windows to my house (new holes in the walls). I have also purchased 13 additional new construction windows to replace the old wooden ones. I know the process of replacing ...
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The identification of Windows

Can someone help me identify the manufacturer for my windows I have the warranty info s/n 142 - 533323 NorCal 100/200/HUD UM111 AAMA/NWWDA 101/I.s.2-97 CMBSO1-79/CAWM 301 And the other number that ...
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What type of bathroom window for max airflow?

I don't have fans for ventilation at the moment and may choose not to have but I have big windows in bathroom. What type of window should i install? The common ones here are those rectangular ones ...