Latest Discussions : Windows & Doors

sancapwork

08:43AM | 09/27/07
Member Since: 09/26/07
1 lifetime posts
Hello,

I am remodeling a victorian home built in the late 1800's, Window size are 48 x 84 roughly, and very expensive to have made, We came up with the idea of using french doors as windows as they are almost a perfect fit and look outstanding. I am looking for opionions on how to make them open and close. My first guess is to work with crank type hardware and have the window open full length out, and having the screens attached inside the frame ( in side the house)

Any suggestions?

Thanks

JameyWilson

01:00PM | 09/27/07
Member Since: 09/26/07
4 lifetime posts
I don't see a problem with using french doors as a stationary sash, but I doubt you will be able to find any casement hardware that would be able to support a door that size.

BV014307

05:25PM | 07/18/17
I added a sunroom about 11 years ago and have 3 sets of French doors on one wall. One is used as a door and the other 2 sets are used as windows. I noticed that on one set that it wasn't sealed properly at the bottom of the spacer between the doors thus some of the spacer wood has rotted. I spoke with a guy at one of the building material box stores and he said that the spacer is unique and that you can't just cut it out and replace with a 2 x 4. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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