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  1. Double Hung Replacement Windows Frame Too Small?

    Windows and Doors
    I recently had some double hung vinyl replacement windows installed in my cellar. The windows are installed so that they slide sideways rather than up and down. I noticed that when the window is locked, I'm still able to slide the entire window about 3/16" inch in either direction. It seems...
  2. I need some replacement/ or full frame window advise

    Windows and Doors
    I am a DIY homeowner. I have done a lot of Door replacements for self and for friends. We have just moved into an early 1980's builder constructed home in Somerset County, NJ. The original windows are Andersen Narrowline. The previous owner didn't care for them very-much, and in most part is...
  3. HELP Replacing PELLA Windows c.1986

    Windows and Doors
    Hi, I’m looking for some advice on how to deal with replacing the Pella windows in my house. I’ve installed many replacement windows in my Mother’s house with no problems, very old single hung with the old weights. I’m now looking to do my own and am not sure how to proceed. I’m not even quite...
  4. Old storm windows out, replacement windows in

    Windows and Doors
    I'm about to get bids for replacing my old double-hung windows, circa 1954 (I'm amazed they lasted this long) with top quality vinyl replacement windows to be installed from the inside. The house is also vinyl sided. The storm windows will have to come off which will expose the stops which are...
  5. Replacement Window Advice

    Windows and Doors
    Over the past couple of weeks I have interviewed Lowe's who recommends their Atrium windows, Home Depot who recommends either their American Craftsman or Simonton windows, and Sears who is priced way out of the ballpark for me. Then there is Windows R US that is recommending their NT Window...
  6. Worthwhile to replace old wood frame basement windows with new vinyl windows? Cost?

    Windows and Doors
    I've got a 1946 house with what seem to be original basement windows. There are inside and outside windows on either side of a jamb. The inside window tilts up to open. I actually just went through and reglazed (as needed) and repainted the outside (storm) windows and window frames. Now...
  7. Replacing aluminum Jalousie basement windows

    Building & Construction
    I need some help with replacing my basement windows. Currently I have 2 Jalousie windows in my basement. They are old and do not close all the way. I have purchased new vinyl replacement windows, but the Jalousie windows do not appear to have a frame. Do I need to attach a wood from to the...
  8. New window frames?

    Carpentry
    Hi. I am renting a 1950's home that I am considering buying. My question concerns whether the window frames need replacing along with the windows. The inside upper frames have rope on which the window "glides." Is this an indication that the frames are original to the home? I love the woodwork...
  9. how snug should a custom window fit

    Carpentry
    I just had custom windows replaced in my home. During the installation I noticed that there was a gap inbetween the top of the window and the top of the opening. How much room should there be? I was told that the windows are measured to the 1/8th of an inch and that would make me believe that...
  10. Replacing aluminum frame windows

    Remodeling
    I've ordered some vinyl replacement windows for the addition at my house. I've already replaced several in my home that were old wooden frame windows and it went relatively painlessly. Used the old outer window stops, didn't have to do any flashing work on the outside. The windows in my...
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