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Marvin Double Hung Windows Hard to Operate

Posted by krispyk (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 13, 13 at 23:03

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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RE: Marvin Double Hung Windows Hard to Operate

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)?


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RE: Marvin Double Hung Windows Hard to Operate

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.


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RE: Marvin Double Hung Windows Hard to Operate

Call the Marvin dealer you bought them from. They should service the product for you.


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RE: Marvin Double Hung Windows Hard to Operate

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.


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