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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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:
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Windows and Doors
    We recently bought a new home and the windows are Anderson with what appears to be aftermarket grids. The grids are in good shape so I have no desire to replace them, however some of the retaining clips appear to have either fallen off and a few of the window grids are not staying in place...
  12. Interior Decorating
    Hi i need help i just bought my first houise. Really excited about it. But it need to change the windows and doors anyone tell where should i but the best and cheap UPvc windows and doors. I am out of budget these days after buy a new house.
  13. Windows and Doors
    Hi all, Quick back story, I (buyer) have an offer accepted on a house (Wisconsin) with the contingency that the seller put in new windows. Contract specifies brand name, double hung, vinyl windows, some caveats about workmanship, etc. Seller comes back a quote for us to approve using Crystal...
  14. Blog
    Replacing the windows of your home should be a simple and stress-free task. The fact of the matter is; this is rarely the case. From finding the right home improvement contractor to do the job, to knowing whether you need double or triple pane glass, to understanding your options when it...
  15. Windows and Doors
    Hello, I live in a townhouse, corner unit. The windows in the master are HUGE the main ones are 6 x 6 and then two side windows which are 2.5 x 6. Summers are great - nice, and bright but with winter coming (I live in Vancouver, BC) - no snow, but lots of rain and it can get pretty cold. Oh...
  16. Blog
    When it is time to replace your windows, there are a quite a lot of things to consider. Balancing factors of your lifestyle and budget, along with understanding which window material or type of glass is best for your home, can be overwhelming. One of the most common questions our clients...
  17. Windows and Doors
    I have windows that are hinged and they have a bottom sash that can be opened outwards or inwards. There was heavy rain/wind and 2 of the windows slowly seeped water thru below the window. And both leak the same way. Is there an easy way to fix this or could it possibly be a larger underlying...
  18. Windows and Doors
    Hi. I'm replacing the old single pane basement windows in our new(old) house. The problem I'm running into is finding replacement windows that will fit the opening. The rough opening of the wood frame is 28' Wx 25" H. Without the frame the opening of the stone and mortar foundation is 31" W x...
  19. Blog
    It is never the wrong time to replace the old, single pane windows in your home. Replacing your window frames improves the energy efficiency and functionality of your home, can lower your utility bills and can refresh the overall look and curb appeal that attracts new buyers. However...
  20. Blog
    Winter is finally coming to an end and Spring is in the air. Everyone is looking forward to the first daffodils, buds on the trees and the opportunity to spend less time cooped up inside and more time outdoors in the fresh air. Spring also ushers in the start of home improvement season...
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