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Old metal window stuck open and metal strap/band fell out; what to do?

That part's function is to push the window to one side of the frame, to prevent it getting wedged. What you have is just a wedged window. Try to loosen it by pushing up, but only on one side at a time....
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Window replacement advice

I won’t comment on specific brands or prices, but in broad strokes, there are various quality levels available in everything, windows included. There are also different types of installs: insert ...
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What is the industry-specific name for this type of window?

I've heard these by a number of names and even manufacturers are not consistent in terminology. Quarter-circle, Arch(ed), radius, and quarter-moon are all terms used. Where I am located, Quarter-...
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General contractor for adding windows to old construction?

Adding to the other answers. My experience is that the job is too big for a handyman and too small and fiddly for a builder. Modifications can be more expensive than New structures. Without knowing ...
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General contractor for adding windows to old construction?

You are crossing the lines of abilities with this type of project. You need four things. Architect/engineer to OK the installation of the windows and appropriate framing for them. Person to do said ...
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General contractor for adding windows to old construction?

I understand in some areas, a window company may do this type of modification. However in most cases you will need a General contractor because changes will be made to the structure. Because of those ...
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What material is this indoor sill made of?

I have gone through many a home in the US and have not once seen MDF used as a window stool. The window sill is below the window and is considered exterior trim and the window stool is the trimwork ...
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Have 2 windows that I need to replace - can't open to measure, but have jamb sizing - How to measure for replacement using window frame/case?

Sizing depends on the manufacturer of the window. The important measurement is the rough opening size. That is the size of the framing opening for the window. (not the size of the window frame.) If ...
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Best material to use under drywall returns?

Wood or metal is fine, wood is probably stronger, but the metal is probably easier - unless you're a carpenter - you do you.
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Metal flashing under drywall around window?

The galvanized metal are window anchor straps. Instead of fasteners through the frame and into the rough stud or using an exterior flange and fitting the window with exposed fasteners through the ...
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Is this a latch for a double-hung window?

For the right side at the very top, that item at the top of the track is a sash stop. It’s there to prevent the lower sash from being raised too high. As for the small feature on the window sash ...
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