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Old 02-28-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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So the house I'm moving into has a, what looks like brand new window in the bathroom... right above the tub/shower .., worst of all it doesn't even open, it's all WOOD trim, and it's CLEAR glass no frosting grrr, whatta waste I'm thinking.

So I can just imagine the mositure woes with my name on them.... What should I do? I could always replace it with vinyl, but again it's a bathroom window so I need to keep water out of the walls. I'm probably going to tile around the wall.

What are my options for a window in this placement, any special products?

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So the house I'm moving into has a, what looks like brand new window in the bathroom... right above the tub/shower .., worst of all it doesn't even open, it's all WOOD trim, and it's CLEAR glass no frosting grrr, whatta waste I'm thinking.

So I can just imagine the mositure woes with my name on them.... What should I do? I could always replace it with vinyl, but again it's a bathroom window so I need to keep water out of the walls. I'm probably going to tile around the wall.

What are my options for a window in this placement, any special products?

Yes, you can remove that window and replace it with an 'all vinyl' window. Order it as a replacement 'style' window (you can order it with 'reduced visibility' glass on the lower pane or on both panes) . Then install using only galvanized fasteners. Trim the window out with PVC composite trim for the jams, casing, stool and apron. Make sure that you pitch the bottom sill for water run off (you do not want any water pooling up anywhere in the window trim or U will get mold)
Last: use a white silicone based caulking with an anti-bacterial and anti-mold agent in it...

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