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Windows and Doors

Operating Problems

Problem: Difficulty in operating a door or window.

Cause: Lack of final adjustment.


  • Slide operable sash and patio doors back and forth during installation to ensure they remain operable.
  • Check installation by removing and remounting all removable sashes and screens prior to completion.
  • Screw door frames through shims to jack studs instead of nailing them, in order to permit later adjustment.
  • Avoid painting tracks and other vinyl components in sliding doors and windows.
  • Pre-drill window frames to allow for screwing and future adjustments.