03:17PM | 06/07/05
Member Since: 06/06/05
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I have a second floor door that leads to the roof of the attachment between house and garage. The insurance company wants me to rail off the roof but we never go out there. I want to replace the door with a double hung window so I can still move stuff through the hole on rare occasions.

Anyone know if double hungs can come as large as a door opening?

Any other solutions?




03:43AM | 06/14/05
Member Since: 05/13/05
40 lifetime posts
Just a thought, but I would find a window that matched the width of the door and had a height that I was happy with and that fit the location. If that height didn't reach the floor then I would build a knee-wall to whatever height happened to reach the bottom of the window.

Just remember to leave enough room in the rough opening to square and shim the new window.


05:51AM | 06/23/05
Member Since: 02/03/03
77 lifetime posts
I changed a couple of windows that were essentially doors but they did not open. You can also get a window slightly smaller than the width of the door and you can build it as a new construction. Or do like others have said and find one the same width and build up a knee/pony wall for the bottom portion. Double hungs usually come up to about 4' wide but they sometimes look funny that wide if they are not too long. The look kind of square.


02:42PM | 07/02/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Many window manufactureres will make windows to any size. marvin is amoung the best in this.

Remember that for any glass within 18" off the finished floor, it must be tempered.

Excellence is its own reward!



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