Forum Title: Cracking lift-rails on windows
The plastic lift-rails on several of my windows started cracking off in large chunks when we bought our house. We have avoided opening the windows on the second floor where they are most brittle and we need to find a solution. The windows were replaced in 1991 but as mentioned they are vinyl and the house was vacant for over a year so I'm sure temperature regulation was poor during that time. Regardless of the reason, which could also include that they are crap windows, I am looking for a way to reinforce the lifts. I am wondering if there is some type of sleeve out there I can slide over the exisiting lift? Any other ideas? Thanks.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: ANDREW KING (St. George, UT), 01/04/2019

Please show us the door itself, the outer sill and the threshold under the door in particular. If you can pull down the door bottom weatherstripping and give us an end on view of the door bottom weatherstrip that might help as well. The hinge itself does not tell you the door mfg, it only identifies the hinge mfg... in this case, Penrod. Penrod does not make doors, they make hardware, just like Truth hardware is used by a wide variety of window brands. If you want help identifying a door, pictures of the door might help. If they have glass look in the bottom corners for a faint etching.

- RHONDA GILBERT (Hesperia, CA), 02/10/2019

Welcome to the forums! can you post a picture or two of the failing parts. Not close ups, just regular pictures.

- CARRIE LAWSON (New Haven, CT), 02/18/2019

Here is a photo of the issue. Thanks for the feedback. I wish we had the budget right now to replace them all.

- FLORENCE AGUILAR (Kansas City, KS), 02/02/2019

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