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  1. Pest Control
    I’ve seen these guys hanging around my door and window exteriors. What are they and how do I get rid of them? Thanks.
  2. Windows and Doors
    Hi everyone. I am in the middle of a home residing/new window project and want to gauge what y'all think about my plan around putting the new vinyl finned windows in. I have turned to this forum as i see the local big builder doing it in a manner different than all my research suggested. BTW, i...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hi, I’ve noticed that all my screens have this bumper thing at the bottom left of the window. Making them not level (since it’s only on one side) & leaving a sizable gap that bugs can crawl in from. Can anyone tell me what these are & why it’s there? It just seems off to me. Can I just remove...
  4. Windows and Doors
    Hey everyone I need to install a clear UV ray blocking window film in a home. Wondering if anybody has had experience with window films and the best products to use. I need to install something that is clear at least 36 or 38 in wide and at least 6 ft long. Thanks!
  5. General DIY Discussions
    How would you rate this window installation 1. flashing not even adhered properly to wood 2. Wrap around windows not flat, will allow water to pool 3. Tons of dirt and mud under flashing 4. Torn flashing 5. Plank is angled inwards rather than outwards, allowing water to stream inwards rather...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, I'm looking if anyone can provide what the acceptable tolerance are for a drywall return around a window. We have two noticeable issues: 1. The plasterer around the jamb isn't even around the window. For example, at the top of the window the plaster is flush with the jamb and by the time...
  7. Windows and Doors
    Hello All, I am possibly moving into a new apt and all of the windows are in-swing casement windows (rotate the handle and pull). They only open a certain amount and not all the way. The problem is that they don't have screens on them and I would like to install some or have the management...
  8. Windows and Doors
    I have single-hung windows in my apartment. In all of them there are large gaps between the fixed upper part and the moving lower part of the window on either side towards the frame. It's due to these weird L-shaped cutouts on the bottom edge of the upper fixed part of the window. I've attached...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    We are in the process of having our house resided with T-11 vinyl and aluminum wrapping around windows. We are concerned about the wrapping already buckling. We have talked to the contractor who assured us this is normal. To me, it does not look right and takes away from the exterior appeal...
  10. Windows and Doors
    Hello Everyone, I'll keep this short. I'm new here and new to DIY. I took on the project of finishing my basement (I know, I know....). I was hoping someone could help me with how to finish around this window. I have three just like it. What makes this different than most window projects is...
  11. Windows and Doors
    Hi all, New member but longtime reader. Hoping to get some help - I'm planning on installing full frame replacement windows (current windows are 50+ years old and wood trim is badly rotted). I was taking a look at the windows today and noticed that there is a "ledge" where the nail fin...
  12. Windows and Doors
    I am trying to find the U-Factor rating for Sunrise Window package. Specifically, I'm trying to find the U-Factor for horizontal sliders and picture windows with AR90 and KR90 Package, before I decide which one to buy. I asked for CPD number for such windows from a Sunrise dealer. This way I...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    The drywall inside the wall has a little bit of mold on it, and i've known the siding is soft in spot on the outside and window trim too. See pics. I'm wondering if I can just replace a few of the siding pieces and wood fill the wholes in trim? Trying to decide if I need to replace all the...
  14. Remodeling
    Hi all! My husband and I purchased our first home in September and we've been busy dealing with the expected and unexpected ever since. Homeownership is quite the ride! While we're working on more immediate projects, I was hoping to get some input regarding a project we'd like to think about a...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    My name is John and I am starting a new Handyman Business and would appreciate any suggestions or tips anyone would like to share. Thank you:smile:
  16. Windows and Doors
    I am remodeling my dark north facing room so I am adding a bunch of windows. My living room is 24x22 and currently has 2 24x58 windows that are too low to the ground. I am removing all the windows and moving them farther from ground. I am replacing both the 24x58 with 24x48. I am also adding a...
  17. Windows and Doors
    So around the windows and doors of our 3.5 year old home looks like what they call integrated J channel. I may be wrong, so please correct me if I am. We had a couple of siding/window contractors come give us quotes since our siding has fallen off in different areas and is ripping/bulging in...
  18. Windows and Doors
    We have newer windows and some do not open very far. I have double hung window when opened I measure a height clearance of 12 1/4 inch to get a Window Ac unit in. But here is the real question, when measuring Height clearance: 1. Do you measure from the very bottom base of the sill to the...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    I recently had to remove vinyl siding underneath some windows in the front of my house, the wood under the corners of the windows is rotted. When I look at how the window was trimmed out using J channel, I see that there is no place for the water to go when it runs down the side of the windows...
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