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JeffRo

New Window Frames This Year

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wow good craftsmenship...im going to go the staple route with the minis on wood ...did pvc's last year and just got tired of having to fix them when we had a lot of wind...

kudo's to you sir!

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wow good craftsmenship...im going to go the staple route with the minis on wood ...did pvc's last year and just got tired of having to fix them when we had a lot of wind...

kudo's to you sir!

Thanks Ernie. One thing I left out - the invested time. I have three frames, and each has about 8 hours of blood sweat and tears. (No real tears, but certainly some blood and sweat.)

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me likey. I just use the vinyl siding L channels around the windows but its a pain. Are those c-9's? My bulb of choice! I may make some of those this year. Great Job! and thanx for the pix, my mind doesn't wrap around directions but pix....

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very nice, I built steel frames for mine a couple of years ago out of 3/4" square tubing, they press into the recesses in my window frames. I have vinyl framed windows and don't have a better way to attach them. They work really well, I should post pics of them some day.

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Those are great and look like they should last a long time. I'm not as handy as you so when we redid our living room windows last year, I went with Frame Your Holidays product. Not as substantial as what you built, but it gets me by.

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Thanks all.

@Chazilla - "I just use the vinyl siding L channels around the windows but its a pain."

I tried using J-Channel, but they twisted and didn't hold form very well. Plus, they looked odd against our wood-frame windows.

@beebani - "I built steel frames for mine a couple of years ago out of 3/4" square tubing, they press into the recesses in my window frames."

That's a good idea, especially if it works well for your type of windows. That was one of my takeaways from this - make the frames as materially consistent as the windows they're framing.

@BaldEagleChristmas - "I went with Frame Your Holidays product."

I looked at those as well, and didn't care for their appearance on our house. They certainly weren't ugly, I was just in the wood frame market for my windows.

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