Window falling out - who's responsible and what to do?
September 3, 2011 2:34 PM Subscribe
My window is falling out.
posted by serazin to home & garden (4 answers total)
I have a new roommate who moved in yesterday, and today I noticed her window was hanging at a crazy angle out of it's frame. I left her a message and missed her call when she called back, but she just said in her message she had "noticed it too". Not that she'd seen it happen. Afraid it would fall out and shatter, I went in her room and could see that it (a double paned number) was almost completely detached from the frame. It appears it was only attached by some sticky weatherstripping (or the weatherstripping is glued between the window and the frame?) The window was leaning, top first, out of the frame, and only attached by one narrow strip to the bottom of the frame.
So, I gently grasped the window to try to take it into the house before it fell to the ground and into a million pieces. Of course the glue on the bottom strip was stronger than I thought and I created a big break through the outer of the two pieces of glass. AND it's still friggen attached to the frame!
I did my best to put it back in the frame but it is not attached anywhere but the bottom. IT's not obvious to me how to remove the entire window including frame. It's the sort that you turn a handle to open the window sideways - like the way a door opens.
In any case, I don't really know what to do now. Is this something I should lean on the new tenant about? Is this the landlord's problem? I know windows are expensive and I don't know how to proceed in terms of dealing with the actual window or assigning (or accepting) financial responsibility.