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Old 04-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #61
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Concave Pella Windows melting my siding! **PICS**


There is a "This Old House" where Tom Silva heads over to a lady's house where her window is melting her vinyl siding in one corner. His fix was to affix an oversized screen (the same dimensions as the frame of the window) to the window frame with self adhearing velcro, so one is able to take down the screen for cleaning. The screen provides a break for the sun's reflection. He then proceeded to replace the vinyl siding.

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #62
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aaahhhhh...the velcro idea is very good as long as it would hold up to strong wind gusts. Thanks for sharing that!!
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I ended up attaching screens on my neighbor's two 2nd story windows as well as my own two windows that were melting my other neighbor's (West) siding. We chose screws for attachement as we often get high winds where we live a couple of times a year and it's likely that velcro would come off. I tried the 'industrial strength' velcro, but trying to pull screens off with those fasteners can easily result in bent screen frames if you can even get them off.

The neighbor to the West has replaced their siding again so I'm hoping that my screens reduce the amount of reflected light enough to prevent melting. Placing my hand in the focused beam of reflected light certainly feels cooler than it did prior to the screen. I've been monitoring their siding and so far I don't see any distortion. If my West neighbor's siding doesn't melt, I'm going to go ahead and replace all of the siding on my East wall. My siding is so distorted, now, that I can't tell if the screens are working.


Does anyone know if there is a standard specification for how much curvature is normal with these double pane windows?
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I'm just curious...are you guys filing homeowners insurance claims to cover these damages? Not even sure they'd accept such a claim.
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I'm just curious...are you guys filing homeowners insurance claims to cover these damages? Not even sure they'd accept such a claim.
Insurance will not cover this, unfortunately. All of the expense is coming out of my pocket.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #66
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my new windows are doing this, they are not pella's. i will get a pic asap. hopefully it doesn't damage my neighbors house.

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