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Window Sill Replacement Dover DE

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The Home Depot
(302)735-8864
801 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's
(302) 697-0700
516 Walmart Drive
Camden, DE
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Best Ace Hardware
(302) 424-5414
633 N Dupont Blvd
Milford, DE
 
JCPenney Custom Decorating
(800) 510-2298
1365 N DUPONT HWY STE 5000
DOVER, DE

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Grant & Sons Roofing & Siding
(302) 422-6090
606 Milford Harrington Hwy
Milford, DE

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Lowe's
(302) 735-7500
1450 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Best Ace Hardware
(302) 398-6447
3000 Midway/Shopping Ctr
Harrington, DE
 
The Ricky Lau Show llc.
(302) 270-2377
103 Jefferson Ct.
Dover, DE
Services
Contractor,builder
Hours
weekdays, weekends, evenings
Awards
Best Builder/Remodler
Membership Organizations
GAF
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Glass Class Residential & Commercial Window Tinting
(302) 284-1348
1266 Cabin Ridge Rd
Felton, DE
Services
Glass Tinting, Tinting, Windows Tinting, Tinting Companies, Window Tinting Service

The Home Depot
(302)395-1260
138 Sunset Blvd
New Castle, DE
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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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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