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Window trouble

Postby saibari » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:09 pm

We had a contractor install new windows/screens and the screens have gaps in them at the bottom. The contractor and manufacturer insist that this is the way the windows are designed. This is unacceptable to us and we've never seen screens like this before. This is a reconstruction from fire damage and were not given any options in selection nor the opportunity to view the windows/screens before installation. Have any of you seen anything like the attached pics before??
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Re: Window trouble

Postby CarolCPalmer2016 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:59 pm

Screens may be nylon or metal suspended by a wood or aluminium frame. Even if we may manage to stuff the edge of the screen back where it belongs, it will just pull loose again.
The best solution would be sealing the gap using an additional, thinner frame on both sides, sandwiching the screen between two pieces of wood. Installing fir pieces all the way around the perimeter will result in a sturdy frame.
I would suggest you take help of some professional services in filling the gap and more importantly, any reliable window services who are trustworthy. Try taking expert guidance from windows and doors company modena, canglow windows and doors inc. Recently we had all our windows installed by them.
If you desire to DIY you can purchase an adhesive foam strip to fill the crack. They are easily available at most home improvement stores which come in different widths and thickness.
My friend once used something called Mortite, skinny putty kind of fill in the gap after breaking off as much as you want.
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