Converting garage into family room. I want to have a set of double
windows installed. I thought I could go out and buy two regular
windows and have them installed side-by-side. Now I am worried.
I want to make sure our windows are side-by-side, with little gap
between them. Our nieghbors, who also converted their garage, bought 2
windows, and now there is a several inch gap between the two. They
filled the gap with siding, and the wife and I hate the look.
Here is a picture I found on the Internet, similar to the neighbors.
notice the several inch gap:
Instead, I want the windows to be side-by-side with no gap, like this
So what did the nieghbors do wrong that left them with such a wide gap
Can I put two sperate windows side-by-side with no gap, or should I
have custom ordered a twin window?
The didn't do anything "wrong", that's just the way they chose to have
the windows installed.
Call your window supplier _tomorrow_, and ask him this question. You
might need to order some optional trim, or you might need to cancel and
Some windows have an optional piece of trim that can tie two windows
together. Others could be joined with some custom-made pieces. A good
carpenter can make them look any way you want.
I think your question would be answered by getting some additional
information on window nailing flanges and how openings are framed. In
addition go to a window outlet and look at flangeles window inserts.It
seems you want to custom order some kind of double window. T
I'm good now. Andersen sells a Joining Kit.
Just for the record, for all those thinking of running down to the
Home Depot to buy Andersen windows.....
Home Depot said it would take 2 weeks to get the kit in at a cost of
Called my local building supply. They had more Andersen windows in
stock than Home Depot. Price was maybe $10 more per window. They had
the kit in stock. They even offered to put the 2 windows together for
about $50 in labor, and offered to do it within the hour if I needed.
And they were helpful, knowledgeable, and just generally eager to
So I am returning the HD windows, and spending the extra $70 at the
local building supply, and will have the exact windows I want within
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