Sometimes it seems that when one can’t tackle a problem “head-on” we must take a “side-ways” approach.
Take a look at this ordinary vinyl sliding window in the following picture. If we look at it we can see that things are not as they should be.
On the right hand side of the window, can you see those two little rectangular openings? Those openings are to let water out. Now if the whole shed were to fill up with water—-all the way up to these openings—-I suppose they might be functional.
On the other hand perhaps the window really needs to be hung as a single-hung window so that the drain holes are on the bottom where they belong. In the next picture I have done a color overlay to show how the track was full of water because it could not drain out.
I guess this installation went “slide-ways.”
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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