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Zachary 05-05-2009 05:01 PM

2 Window Questions
 
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First off, my house has mismatched windows, none are the same, but that's not my problem. Since they are obviously second hand windows that the guy who built the house got at a salvage yard they have flaws....two of them do not stay up on their own, I want to know if I can fix that somehow. They are both single pane aluminum windows, one is 48"x72", that one is Alenco, and the other is 36"x60" and it's not branded....I'm perfectly fine using a piece of wood to prop them open but if I can fix them I'd like to, is it possible?

Also, one of the windows is a storm window...it's 32"x43" but it's framed in an opening for a 36"x48" window (I guess the house was framed before he bought the windows....don't ask :P )
Like I said though, it's a storm window, for both security and energy efficiency reasons I want to replace it, I can likely get a 36"x48" one at one of the Habitat ReStores around me, and since the inside wall is open now the framing is readily accessible....but I'd like a step by step on replacing the window...I'm sure the siding would have to be pulled off to do so, but is it as simple as just screwing the window to the wood or are there other things I should do? Attached is the existing window...


Zachary 05-05-2009 05:01 PM

2 Window Questions
 
2 Attachment(s)

First off, my house has mismatched windows, none are the same, but that's not my problem. Since they are obviously second hand windows that the guy who built the house got at a salvage yard they have flaws....two of them do not stay up on their own, I want to know if I can fix that somehow. They are both single pane aluminum windows, one is 48"x72", that one is Alenco, and the other is 36"x60" and it's not branded....I'm perfectly fine using a piece of wood to prop them open but if I can fix them I'd like to, is it possible?

Also, one of the windows is a storm window...it's 32"x43" but it's framed in an opening for a 36"x48" window (I guess the house was framed before he bought the windows....don't ask :P )
Like I said though, it's a storm window, for both security and energy efficiency reasons I want to replace it, I can likely get a 36"x48" one at one of the Habitat ReStores around me, and since the inside wall is open now the framing is readily accessible....but I'd like a step by step on replacing the window...I'm sure the siding would have to be pulled off to do so, but is it as simple as just screwing the window to the wood or are there other things I should do? Attached is the existing window...


Zachary 05-07-2009 04:47 PM

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Thanks for the reply, attached are pictures of one of the broken windows, I have pictures of the other one on my home pc which I can post later, as well as better pictures of this one...they're both cheap single pane aluminum windows though....
I'll definitely look into replacing the storm window with a real one though, it's not as hard as I thought at all :P


Zachary 05-07-2009 04:47 PM

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Thanks for the reply, attached are pictures of one of the broken windows, I have pictures of the other one on my home pc which I can post later, as well as better pictures of this one...they're both cheap single pane aluminum windows though....
I'll definitely look into replacing the storm window with a real one though, it's not as hard as I thought at all :P



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