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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Installing aluminum window in block wall

I have no clue how an aluminum window is fixed to a solid block wall opening,I live in South Africa and the window I bought is glazed and came with 4 lugs that slides down the edges of the frame. The ...
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Need help identifying window manufacturer

I have what appear to be vinyl windows with internal sashes and rubber seals. All the seal in all the windows are failing and need the windows replaced. I am having trouble finding the manufacturer. ...
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I have Nami windows series 140/141, spec: H-R35/H-R50. Does the top portion slide down for cleaning?

Has a sliding bar at top on each side. Can't tell if top should slide down??
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How to Measure Double Handle Push out Windows?

I want to buy some screens but I need them custom made. I need to measure them but not sure how to measure them properly. The screen would look like this http://www.southcoastscreens.com/double-...
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Replace a cellular shade fabric but use existing hardware?

[Revised post] I want to try to replace a shade and use the existing hardware. But I am new to all things DIY shades (never installed a new one, let alone tackle a repair of new shade/old hardware). ...
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How to open tall window with pole?

Just moved into the new place and am trying to figure out how to open this window. It has the pole (second picture) nearby. No amount of searching leads to the right type of window? Any ideas? Do I ...
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Window Stool meeting metal window frame

Our house had no window stool on one window, just a space. I have one in progress but am unsure how to have it meet the metal base of the window, onto which the window itself rests. I don't see any ...
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Fixing insdside window sill heights to match

I have 3 windows that i'm trying to match sill heights on. This is like a bay window (not a true bay window because it's 3 separate windows). I cut all 3 window sills with returns but I wanted to ...
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Searching for replacement keys for specific window lock

I have this window lock on two of the windows in my flat: The key required for this is hexagonal, and it has a pin hole in the centre. Here is the lock in context: Does anyone recognise the lock, ...
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Removing double insulated glass from single hung aluminum frame

I want to remove a fogged double pane glass from a single hung window. It is the top unit of the window and is fixed. I cut off the vinyl glazing stops on exterior of windows, exposing the pane ...
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Double pane vinyl windows -compromised seal -can it be fixed?

While I was doing exterior washing for our windows using a pressure washer (low pressure settings) I notices that one of the windows got water in between the glass panes. The drops that got is went ...
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How do you hang a casement window sash?

I have Anderson casement windows I want to rehang because some sashes are rubbing up against the bottom or side. I think the rubbing is just from the sash sagging over time, they were installed in ...
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How do I safely put casement window back in from inside on top floor

We removed double-glazed wooden casement window (2 windows with a central bar) from top floor of house yesterday to paint and the frame a different colour. We thought we would do a better job this way ...
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Replacing vertical picture windows

My rancher has several large single pane picture windows oriented vertically along the south and east sides of our house. All have storm windows that do a great job insulating from noise but the whole ...
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sliding window with electric roller shutter doesn't fully close

I have this window which doesn't fully close. It stucks at some point while closing. I can hear its electric motor still working but something prevents it from fully closing. So half of the holes are ...
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How I can remove this Ingersoll window bolt?

I have a small window with security bolts which have become rusted and unusable. However, I can't see how to remove them without forcing them off and damaging the wood. Anyone seen these types before ...
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Replacing old windows - how to make vapor barrier?

I'm replacing a couple windows in an 80 year old house. Not surprisingly, there is no house wrap or any kind of vapor barrier. It's 2x4 studs with 1/2" tongue and groove wood siding on the inside, ...
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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 ...
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What type of replacement windows can I use on my log home?

I'm stumped as to what style of window to pick for my log home (replacement). The current windows are aluminum frame, and are trimmed flush on both sides with wood, so all you see is a very thin strip ...