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blee 05-21-2011 08:50 AM

In-swing non-crank casement window screen
I currently live in a fairly new apartment complex. The windows however do not have any window screens. After spending hours on google, from what I can tell I have a European style, in-swing, non-crank casement window which is composed of either UPVC or Vinyl. I made this determination by looking at various pictures and catalogs online. I have tried to have window screens professionally installed but every contractor I have contacted won't be bothered with something this small. Therefore I'm trying to find a DIY solution if possible. I am no stranger to power tools and basic construction. But these windows are nothing I have ever seen before. I have attempted to cut a standard window screen frame with splined screen. I discovered that when I close the window, there appears to be some gasket or weather stripping which surrounds the window. So when you close the window, it creates a weather tight seal leaving no room to place a screen within the interior wall of the frame. I'm sure that a screen cut to size by itself should be able to fit between the seal and the frame but I have no idea as to how to secure or fasten it in place. I have tried looking for the manufacturer of the window but with no luck. The only thing I know about the window is that the latches are made by Siegenia Aubi. If anyone has had the same problem as me or experiences something similiar, I welcome any assistance.

Jkslate 05-21-2011 01:56 PM

Pictures would be a big help here. It's possible that these require a more specialized screen frame that has clips on it that catch the frame and hold the screen in place. That's moderately common on casement and awning type windows, especially if they don't have a channel or tabs for the screen.

kwikfishron 05-21-2011 02:42 PM

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Welcome to the forum blee.

Just call a local glass company/window dealer. If you know the sizes you need you can just order them an pick it up or for a few extra bucks they’ll come measure and install them for you.

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