Standard Architectural Window Shapes
Architectural Single-Hung Windows
Download the PDF: Series 3000 Architectural Operable Casement Windows Spec Sheet
Download the PDF: Series 3100 Architectural Casement Windows Spec Sheet
Series 2050 Garden Window
Download the PDF: Series 2050 Garden Window Installation Instructions
If locking system problems occur, make adjustments as explained below.
Check to see that the operator moves freely with the window in the open position. If binding occurs, the problem will be with the lock handle or corner drives: one (or both) may need to be greased or replaced. Another possibility is that the screws in the lock bar are not centered and the bar is rubbing against the ferrules.
If the locking system moves freely, close and lock the window. A binding or hard-to-lock condition indicates a tight keeper or misaligned lock bar. Removing each keeper and working the lock handle up and down may help locate the keeper/lock bar pin combination that is binding. To remedy the problem, the keeper can be relocated by moving it slightly inward (away from the sash toward the lock bar pin), and slightly upward or downward, depending on the lock bar pin location.
If visual inspection indicates a lock bar that does not run parallel with the frame, the bar slots can be opened slightly, or the ferrule can be moved outward to place the pin closer to the keeper.
A rubbing or grinding sound will be the lock bar rubbing against a ferrule. Look for this condition on the lock bar to pinpoint the lock bar pin/keeper location. Also inspect the center link between the corner drives: the bent portion of the link can be rubbing or binding on the operator if there is not enough clearance between the two components.
All unfinished wood surfaces must be properly sealed within 10 days of installation!
Stain: Use a 3-step process:
a) Water-based pre-stain wood conditioner
b) Water-based wood statin
c) Water-based oil-modified polyurethane (such as Minwax products or others)
Note: The oak veneer is Red Oak.
Paint: Use a 2-step process:
a) Premier interior latex primer (such as Kilz Premium or others)
b) Premier interior water-based acrylic-alkyd paint (such as Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 or others)
We use Quanex Super Spacer which is a patented structural foam product that dramatically reduces condensation. It comes in gray and black.
We supply bottles of touch-up paint (.6 oz) with painted profiles.
Both vents open to a 90-degree angle; they are positioned about 2 inches back from the front of the window.
No, not under normal circumstances; only if large plant pots or exceptionally heavy loads are placed inside the unit, or if the unit is oversized.
The recommended sizing parameters are as follows:
If it is a shelf to replace a damaged shelf, only the shelf is needed.
If it is for a unit that did not have a shelf for the original order, a shelf kit is required. The kit contains a shelf, brackets, standards, hardware and installation instructions.
Note: Follow the instructions when installing the standards! Damage or injury could occur if done incorrectly!
No more than 25 pounds, total.
See Figures 4 and 5 for installation.
All units need two standards. To avoid damage and injury, it is critical that the standards be located correctly!
Note: The glass shelf is not tempered.
Shelf Standard and Bracket Installation
- Place standard (vertical track) 1/8″ in from inside corner of vinyl frame, placing notched portion down, setting on step of vinyl frame. Warning! Do not exceed 1/8″ dimension or glass breakage could occur!
- Mark hole locations with a pencil.
- Drill pilot holes through the first wall only!
- Position vertical standard and attach using 1-1/2″ screws. Do not use a screw over 1-1/2″ in length anddo not over-tighten screws!
Top view cutaway of corner post (Fig. 4)
Inside view with shelf bracket screw location (Fig. 5)
No, FlexScreen screens are used on our garden windows. They have a solid one-piece frame of high performance spring steel that is captured in the screen track and can be easily removed from inside the home. You will no longer see a screen frame and will gain more viewing area through the glass.
More information and installation/removal instructions are included with each window.
The operator arms are powder-coated steel.
The hardware is color-matched to the interior frame color. Choices are white, tan and blue-white. Exception: On a garden window with a light oak interior, the hardware is white.
The frame is 2.875 inches wide.
No, this is a custom jamb made to order, so proper measurement is very important! The minumum jamb extension is 2.5 inches, the maximum is 4 feet.
If a garden window unit has been incorrectly ordered because of jamb, head and seat board sizing, we offer two options:
- At the customer’s request, we will re-work the unit to the correct jamb thickness. The customer would be responsible for shipping the unit to Ventana and would incur the costs associated with the re-work.
- If that is not feasible, the installer can build out the short existing jambs, head and seat board and overlay them with .25″ plywood veneer. (Although we have supplied white high-pressure laminate in the past, we do not supply veneer.)
What is the clearance between the seat board and the operator? Do I have room to lay tile over the seat board?
The clearance between the seat board and the operator is 1.313.”
This unit is going over a sink and between cabinets. How much clearance do I have for trim; what is the daylight opening?
The opening equals the width minus (1.25″ x 2).
35.5″ – (1.25″ x 2) = 33″ daylight opening
No, the insulboard is only as wide as the unit projection (17″ for retrofit, 18.375″ for new construction).
Insulboard is a 1-inch thick piece of foamboard covered with vinyl on the exposed side and wrapped with a vinyl J. It is attached to the bottom of the seat board to increase the “R” value of the unit.
The standard insulboard spans the length of the unit. It is 17″ wide for retro units, 18.375″ for new construction.
On a fully insulated seat, the insulboard will be 17″ wide plus the jamb width.
A double insulated seat board simply uses two foam boards instead of one.
To apply the insulboard after the unit is installed, screw through the insulboard into the seat board around the perimeter of the unit.
It is highly recommended that insulboard (with an “R” value of 5) be installed under the seat board to increase the “R” value to 6.22. Insulboard must be installed on all painted units.
You should order it sized 1/2″ less in height and 1/2″ less in width than the rough opening.
The difference is in the overall jamb depth and required components:
For new construction, the flash flange on the head of the unit is left intact; for retrofit, it is removed.
Also, on a new construction unit, three more flash flange pieces are supplied (in addition to the one shown in the photo). They are installed on the sides and bottom of the unit during installation.
A retrofit unit requires no additional components and should be sized as noted in the photograph below and in Figures 2 and 3.
New Construction: The flange is installed against the exterior face of the wall (either sheathing or insulation board). As you can see in the photo, there is approximately 1.375″ to the left of the flange for J-channel or exterior wall treatment. Note: On new construction brick or masonry installations, measure the entire wall thickness.
Retrofit: With retrofit, the full wall width should be considered: exterior face to interior face.
Measuring New Construction (Fig. 2)
Measure the jamb depth from #1 Interior Wall Face to #2 Exterior Sheathing. (Measurement does not include siding or exterior finished surface.)
Measuring Retrofit (Fig. 3)
Measure the jamb depth from #1 Interior Wall Face to #2 Exterior Wall Face
Series 2051 Stucco Replacement Garden Window
Download the PDF: Series 2051 Stucco Replacement Garden Window Installation Instructions
Download the PDF: Series 2051 Stucco Replacement Garden Window FAQs
Download the PDF: Series 2051 Stucco Replacement Garden Window Spec Sheet
Glass & Grid Systems
Interior & Exterior Trim
Download the PDF: Architectural Cellular PVC Interior Casing & Jamb Extension
Download the PDF: How to Finish Tan Stainable Cellular PVC Casing & Jamb Extension
Download the PDF: Euroview 70DS Lift & Slide Doors Spec Sheet
Download the PDF: Euroview 70DS Tilt/Turn Windows Spec Sheet
Specialty Vinyl Fence Bends
Reinforced Curved Vinyl Railing
Fence, Deck and Railing
We are tooled for a number of profiles and, for our customer’s convenience, we stock some of the more popular brands in white including Kroy, Westech, Veka and Homeland.
For fence, we need the style of bend, material, post-to-post width and quantity.
For railing, please specify material, overall width with projection from center point of overall width, and quantity. Also, will there be aluminum reinforcement and, if yes, in which rails.
No, Ventana provides only the fence bends or the top and bottom curved rails. Accessories such as balusters, privacy panels, mounting brackets, post caps, etc. are provided by the customer.
Yes, but please call or email before sending to verify that we are tooled to bend your material. Note that material must be blank (no baluster holes) in order to bend it.
Material length is based on the radius. However, a general rule of thumb is to add 12-24 inches onto how long you need the finished bend’s straight line dimension to be.
Depending on the quantity of curved pieces required, the lead time is generally 1-2 weeks.
Terms and Warranties
Download the PDF: Casement Windows Series 3000 and 3100 Warranty
Download the PDF: Garden Window Series 2050 and 2051 Warranty