Window Sill Replacement Coeur D Alene ID

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The Home Depot
220 W Kathleen Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Ace Hardware
(208) 667-9466
1217 N 4th St
Coeur D Alene, ID
(208) 667-3551
W 201 Neider Road
Coeur D Alene, ID
Pharmacy, Portrait Studio
Mon - Fri :8am-9pm

Ranch & Home Ace Hardware
(208) 773-1581
1604 E Seltice Way
Post Falls, ID
Miller Enterprises
(208) 762-7770
5624 N Government Way
Dalton Gardens, ID

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The Home Depot
21701 E Country Vista Dr
Liberty Lake, WA
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

(208) 665-1313
901 Appleway Avenue
Coeur D Alene, ID
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Hayden Ace Hardware
(208) 762-0210
196 W Hayden Ave, Rons Super One
Hayden, ID
(509) 893-9960
16205 East Broadway Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Budget Blinds of Spokane Valley
(866) 839-4770
3516 N Government Wy
Coeur d' Alene, ID

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Window Sills Questions and Answers

Damaged Window Sills

We have significant damage on certain window sills from years of rain. Should we replace the sills with wood again or is there another option? Secondly, should the gutters be close to the house or away so ice dams do not build up?

Replace the sills with wood. Keep them painted and caulked and they will outlast you. If you are having them made or making them yourself, you can opt for pressure treated wood and they will last even longer.

As for the gutters, I have never seen them placed away from a house to prevent icedams.
To prevent ice dams you can install electric heating tapes along the roof's edge to melt the ice build up. It also helps to insulate your attic well, this prevents the snow from melting on cold days where it freezes again on the unheated ends. You can also install a run of alumimum flashing along the edge of the roof to help the snow and ice slide off.

Rotten window sills

Does anyone know of a good source of info for how to replace, not repair, rotten window sills in double hung windows. I've looked all over, but I can't find any.
I guess I need to take a piece of the old sill somewhere and have new sill made (I dont have the equipment or knowhow to mill it myself). Where should I go, and what should I have it made of.

You can look here.
When you say "replace" do you include make a new one? Or have you found a place to buy them and need only remove the old and install the new.

To remove the old one, follow these instructions.
Remove the Stool (inside window sill) It will be nailed into the Window sill. Remove it carefully so that you can use it again.
Use a saw to cut the sill in half. You can cut it in a few places. Then pulling the pieces in toward the middle and up remove it. It may be nailed in to the frame, but not likely, usually the window is secured from the sides. It will be attached to the sides, and these nails you will have to pry it away from.

Once it is out, you can use it as a guide to make or size your new sill. Make it slightly under sized, and slide it in, under the sides.
Nail it in from underneath into the window sides and caulk it well where it meets the sides.

Check at a local lumber yard, they may have sills already made that can be trimmed or cut to size.
If not look in the phone book under mill work, cabinet shops or woodworking.

For material, I think I would go ...

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