Correcting Window Fit

Old 10-30-06, 07:19 AM
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Question Correcting Window Fit

I have two double hung windows, double sash, each sash is 30 x 32 setting side by side. The windows are on the first floor, setting in a box extending 6 inches from the flush side of the house. The problem is that the window frame has settled approximately one inch increasing the size of the window frame. Thus, there is a small gap in the corners of each window. I did speak to a contracter who indicated that he could jack up the window frame which would correct the settling problem. I would like to correct this problem but I do not want to break anything. Does this sound like a way to correct the settling problem? Is this a common practice in the industry?


Old 10-30-06, 04:05 PM
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IMHO, 1" is not settlement, it is a structural problem. But there are a lot of factors that I cannot judge without seeing the problem. If he jacks up the sill or whatever he proposes, what happens to the 1" gap??? I would have someone with engineering experience look at your problem, it may be more than just settlement. How old is the house???

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