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VectorFL 11-17-2012 04:13 AM

window issue?
 
I have two vinyl, single hung windows, side by side in my bedroom. My house was built in 2004. Ever since the house was built, I'm hearing a "SNAP" sound coming from one of the windows. When the house was first built, I figured I was hearing settling sounds. Both windows work fine, stay up fine. There's no timed, rhythm to the sound, just at any given moment, I hear "SNAP" from one of them. This has been going on for 8 years. I'm mechanically inclined, but have never ventured into window repair. Any advice on what's going on and how to repair would be greatly appreciated.

JoeD 11-17-2012 10:20 AM

Thermal expansion?

VectorFL 11-18-2012 02:16 AM

No, not thermal expansion. This sound is definitely mechanical. I would describe it as a spring loaded sound inside the window frame.

wphilden 11-18-2012 04:50 AM

Does it happen after you open and close the window ?

VectorFL 11-18-2012 05:30 AM

No, I've thought that out in the past. It can happen anytime, with the window sitting unopened for a long period of time.

nealtw 11-18-2012 11:10 PM

Jeld wen has this maybe it will help.
http://c2456372.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/123/JPG006.pdf


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