Spent the weekend insulating windows with expanding foam. Did 13windows with
no problem with help. On one window we used the wrong type of foam(fast
expanding) and the window is now stuck almost closed. I ran a couple of
passes with a reciprocating saw down each side of the window thiking the
kerfs might give it enough room to move back into place but this did not
help. This is suppose to be a swing out window but it will not even do that
anymore. Help. Window is in our bedroom and we will be sleeping tonight with
towels stuffed in the crack.
I think you hvae deformed the frame (jambs) and to simply relieve the
pressure will not cause the frame to spring back into place. Suggest
removing the sash completely and trying to apply pressure slowly in
the opposite direction. Maybe with a hydraulic jack. If the window
is aluminum clad, you will probably open up the miters in the frame
corners and will need to recaulk them. Vinyl should be somewhat
flexible but may break and need to be resealed.
Thanks to those with intelligent answeres. To others you all should get
together and stick your noses in each others arse, seems for what you are
best qualified. Anyway about 3 oclock this AM wife and I were awakened by
what sound like the window falling out of the house. Suspecting to find
broken glass all over the floor there was none. Tried the window and it
worked just fine.
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