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ThatDaveGuy 02-22-2013 07:40 AM

Putting the wind in windows
 
Having an issue that's specific to our house. The wind has been insane lately, coming across an open park, then funneling down the NW running street to slam directly into us. Two windows in an inside corner facing that way have been seriously affected, the wind is strong enough to push against the windows hard enough to compress the weatherstripping and flex the framing slightly, enough that there is some draft.

Do I have any reasonable alternatives other than adding exterior storm windows?

joecaption 02-22-2013 07:50 AM

Would be great if you could post a picture.
We have no idea what style windows you have, how old there are or what there made of.

ThatDaveGuy 02-22-2013 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1122230)
Would be great if you could post a picture.
We have no idea what style windows you have, how old there are or what there made of.

I'll try to get that later today joe, the windows are not very old, dbl pane vinyl, the quality/integrity of the windows isn't the issue so much as wth do I do in a windtunnel, short of Googling whatever windows they use in Antarctic research stations. I've been over them pretty well, just basic things like recaulking, closing gaps w/ foam, cleaning, adjusting locks/latches, etc., since the previous guy thought the answer to the question "Why is this house cold?" was to park a large woodstove in the LR of a house w/ a furnace and a fireplace. For the moment I froze my yaktahbay sticking some plastic on 'em but I know that's not a solution.

SeniorSitizen 02-22-2013 09:10 AM

If you could convince the parks department a few trees there would make the park beautiful that would be a good long term start. Also if a few shrubs or trees could be planted on your property that would be a plus too.

Shrubs and trees don't necessarily need planting in a straight row as we think of wind break plantings but staggered can help tremendously with wind by acting as a labyrinth seal. I've never liked trees/shrubs near a structure but planted out away from can help tremendously.

ThatDaveGuy 02-22-2013 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Fairview (Post 1122272)
If you could convince the parks department a few trees there would make the park beautiful that would be a good long term start. Also if a few shrubs or trees could be planted on your property that would be a plus too.

Shrubs and trees don't necessarily need planting in a straight row as we think of wind break plantings but staggered can help tremendously with wind by acting as a labyrinth seal. I've never liked trees/shrubs near a structure but planted out away from can help tremendously.

Absolutely, I have already several plantings towards that front corner and plan on more, I'll mow the lawn w/ a weedwhacker around my mini-forest if it comes to that. I have sufficient room to keep them away from the house and still get some marginal protection, they've helped a little already but the wind is just stupid. My problems stem from none of these issues ever being addressed before, I'm still undoing weird stuff done to the house.

Because of the lay of the land additional park trees wouldn't help, (plus my wife works for the county parks dept. and I know that just isn't happening)

Fix'n it 02-23-2013 10:36 AM

i am thinking a few carefully places wedges, to hold the window in place.

ThatDaveGuy 02-23-2013 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1122946)
i am thinking a few carefully places wedges, to hold the window in place.

Oy, if it were only that easy.

I'm really just dealing with a weird situation where the wind funnels down the street with terrific force. I go across the street and there's a breeze, go back to mine and I have to lean into it, and I'm not some light load. I've been looking into wind turbines, might as well take advantage of it

SeniorSitizen 02-23-2013 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ThatDaveGuy (Post 1123055)
Oy, if it were only that easy.

I'm really just dealing with a weird situation where the wind funnels down the street with terrific force. I go across the street and there's a breeze, go back to mine and I have to lean into it, and I'm not some light load. I've been looking into wind turbines, might as well take advantage of it

So your house is in a venturi, but when you get to be Mayor you can have trees of your preferred species planted in that pesky park where ever and what ever height you like. :laughing::laughing:

cleveman 02-23-2013 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ThatDaveGuy (Post 1123055)
Oy, if it were only that easy.

I'm really just dealing with a weird situation where the wind funnels down the street with terrific force. I go across the street and there's a breeze, go back to mine and I have to lean into it, and I'm not some light load. I've been looking into wind turbines, might as well take advantage of it

It might not be the wind, just the onset of osteoporosis and your mind is playing tricks with you.

ThatDaveGuy 02-24-2013 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by cleveman (Post 1123426)
It might not be the wind, just the onset of osteoporosis and your mind is playing tricks with you.

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Ok then, thanks, glad we figured it out................ :laughing:

paintdrying 02-24-2013 08:56 AM

You could pull the windows and put in solid units. You could never open them but it would solve your problem. Not sure what the problem with a storm windows is. I put a solid unit in my shop and love it, of course it is 8 foot by 8 foot so it is the biggest picture window in Cleveland.

hand drive 02-24-2013 11:30 AM

some of the sticky interior window film until the weather breaks might help. some vinyl double hungs are leak central when air pressure is involved.


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