Marvin Double Hung Windows Hard to Operate

krispykAugust 13, 2013

We built a cabin 3 years ago and installed Marvin Ultimate Clad double hung windows. I am having an extremely hard time opening and closing the windows - they seem very tight. Some are very large, so I thought that was the reason, but I'm not so sure now. Has anyone had this problem, and if so, have you found a solution? Thanks!

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Were they hard from day 1?

Whats the relative humidity in the home/area now?

When (i.e. what time of year) were they installed?

Full frames (i.e. full tear out)?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 11:14PM
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Is the top of the lower sash flush with the lower rail of the upper sash? ... I have only had trouble with those when they've been installed slightly out of square.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 12:27PM
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Call the Marvin dealer you bought them from. They should service the product for you.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 5:43PM
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9/10 times if this happens with a Marvin window it is related to installation. Check the jambs for a bow. I can't tell you how many times I've seen them improperly shimmed which causes this exact problem.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 5:16PM
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