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Old 08-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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I have a Bay Window in front of split ranch which sts on the foundation and also protrudes from the house. The bottom has a 2 foot clearance outside and I notice the bottom is sagging( not thy window or frame itself. Can I repair that with plywood and maybe use some felt paper and then caulk it up. THANKS!

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Going to need to post a picture.

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Old 08-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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If only the seat board is sagging (not the entire unit) then you must have some water issues that should be addressed first... As for the repair itself, as Joe said, some pics would help tremendously in assessing that.
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is it the 2' soffit panel underneath of the bay window that is falling down?
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Certainly You will need a tarp spread out on the ground to lay on and either try and re attach the panel or replace with a new one. if the panel is rotten or compromised causing it to sag then there is a leak from above somewhere at the bay window trim and that needs to be fixed first before the panel. The panel could be sagging from incorrect installation and just needs a few screws to hold it up. Before putting the panel back up and while you can see the bay window framing, check to make sure they insulated under the bay window and seal around the edges when you get the panel back into place
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Yes there was insulation and the water came from the gutters overflowing. Just bought the house and the gutters were clear. It was the leaders or downspouts that were clogged. Just want to know if plywood and felt would Brit good enough as that actual panel. Thanks again bro
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Yes there was insulation and the water came from the gutters overflowing. Just bought the house and the gutters were clear. It was the leaders or downspouts that were clogged. Just want to know if plywood and felt would Brit good enough as that actual panel. Thanks again bro

depending how close to the ground the underside of the bay window is will determine what to use under there, but in general I would use hardie panel or treated 1/2" plywood with exterior screws. felt paper installed to the framing before the panel goes up will not hurt either...
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Thanks hand drive. I have 2 feet to the underground. So felt paper first then 1/2 treated plywood with exterior screws. You are the man,and because of people like yourself and this chatroom,I will be getting a lot done. Over and out from NYC. Go MARK MARTIN.

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