Jump to content

Sliding Window Quiz


Recommended Posts

Who hasn't done that before?

A few years ago, a friend of mine ordered a replacement window for his kitchen and asked me to put it in. No problem. He ordered the right size and everything!

I never even looked at it before I installed it. About a month later, it was leaking like hell.

Is this the same window? Are you kidding me?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Who hasn't done that before?

A few years ago, a friend of mine ordered a replacement window for his kitchen and asked me to put it in. No problem. He ordered the right size and everything!

I never even looked at it before I installed it. About a month later, it was leaking like hell.

Is this the same window? Are you kidding me?

When I used to install windows, the vendor had a choice of double-hung, casement and sliders (among other items) so it was difficult to order the wrong thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of laughs. The guy selling windows at the big box probly told them they could install it whatever way it would fit an opening? Or it was bought off one of these salvage lots where stuff is just piled up here and there. It has a mighty funny shape for a double-hung.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What about casements that are installed as awnings?

Or worse, awnings installed as casements.

Seems like a creative type I know did just that many years ago. Think they worked OK. For siding this guy bought the ever more popular enameled steel roofing panels and hung them vertically as siding.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What about casements that are installed as awnings?

Or worse, awnings installed as casements.

Seems like a creative type I know did just that many years ago. Think they worked OK. For siding this guy bought the ever more popular enameled steel roofing panels and hung them vertically as siding.

There's a townhouse complex I know where they used corrugated metal barn roofing for the siding and the roofs. They call it "Tin Town".

The window on its side might not leak, but it won't drain either. If the frame has the little drain slots on the outside, it will need new drain holes drilled in what is now the bottom. Been there.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...