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Question DetailsAsked on 6/11/2012

Who do I call for unbiased advise on fixing a triple casement window that is bowing outward at the top?

I have a triple casement window (center is stationary) that is bowing outward. At the top along the center window the gap is about 3/8". It appears to still be attached only at the corners on top and along the bottom. If I just replace the window and the forces making it bow out are not addressed, I fear it will happen again. Who do I call to give me unbiased advise as to whether it can be fixed?

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I think your problem must be seen find a solution, Some possiblities

1) run bead of glue along sag opening and brace window back up to close gap,,Try dry run without glue to see if opening closes first or, 2) Run bead of PL 400 construction adhesion in gap,try painting or masking tape on one side to hold PL in gap. No one is unbiased even you, Think handyman might be less prone to recommend window replacement tho.

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Answered 7 years ago by jccasper

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Since you have a gap above the window I'm assuming the header isn't bowing and forcing the window down. How large is the window and what is the frame made of? It may be bowing simply becasue it was not properly installed. The center section needs support by being fastened at the top and bottom on these windows. It's doubtful glue will hold it but you could try. Call a local window installer (specialty company or general contractor) to look at the window and make some recommendations. It may be a simple fix and it may need replacement due to permanant damage. 3/8" is not bad over a large window and should be able to be lifted and refastened.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services




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