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12vman

03:14AM | 11/01/04
Member Since: 11/13/02
33 lifetime posts
I have to address some problems with my windows in my home that is ~ 7yrs

old. I am the second owner of this home and have been told by the builder

and Skyline windows that the warranty does not apply to me since I am not

the original owner. The Windows are Double-Hung, wood-clad on the inside

and Aluminum-Clad on the outside. Each window has a separate Storm window on

the outside. A couple of issues that I need to resolve in most of the

windows:

1. I get condensation between the outside of the window and the inside of

the storm. This is likely due to Warm air escaping from the window and

collecting on the storm. I believe I can solve this by "tightening" the

seal in the window and making sure the the weepholes in the storm are not

blocked.

2. When I do open these windows most of the upper sashes cannot stay up.

Anyone been successful at adjusting the spring assemblies in their aging

windows to keep the upper sash from falling down?

I can hear air getting in some of these windows on a windy day. Seems that

most of the leakage is coming from the point where the upper sash meets the

top of the window. Currently my windows have only 1 latch in the center of

the sash. I was thinking that having a latch near each end of the sash

would help seal out the air infiltration. Does anyone make an adjustable

window latch that can be used to fine-tune the way the window seals? It

seems like increasing the upward pressure of the upper sash could eliminate

this air infiltration.

Thanks,

-12vman


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