Problems With Wood Windows - Where do I start, if your window is
made of wood, there's a good chance that you're going to need to paint
it or stain it. This will usually require removing the old paint or
stain, through tedious hours of sanding and paint stripping.
Following Window Manufacturers Installation Instructions - This
message is especially for anyone who is building a brand-new house and
will be dealing directly with a home building inspector. If you don't
follow the manufacturers installation instructions, you could find
yourself in a world of hurt. Here's something that I would like to share
with all homebuilders and window installers.
Problems Installing Casement Windows - I just wrote an article on
problems dealing with garden windows and it got me thinking about the
bigger problems with casement windows. I can't believe how many times I
have hit my head on a casement window, that was open.
Wood Windows in Your Bathroom - Mold and Mildew -
Well for one thing, wood and water don't seem to get along too good. If
you have a wood window in your bathroom, there's a good chance that
you're going to have mold and mildew hanging around somewhere.
Window Ventilation And Light Problems - Most bathrooms have windows
and these windows can be used for ventilation, as well as natural
lighting. I have worked on bathrooms where the windows have been painted
shut or are rarely opened. This provides light but not the proper
ventilation necessary to remove moisture from warm showers or baths.
Simple Window Repairs Using Wax - If you're having problems with
your Windows opening and closing, you can apply a little wax on the
tracking. It's been a long time since anyone has used this trick, I
thought I would share it with homeowners and professionals alike. My
grandfather was a master Carpenter and he always had a small candle in
his nail bags or toolbox.
Do Your Windows Provide Enough Light and Ventilation? - This has
been a problem for years and experienced architects and builders will
usually spot the lighting and ventilation difficulties when they are
drawing up plans or even building the home.