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  1. #1
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    Default Square windows in round house?

    We are building a home out of two grain silos and have run into the issue of how to keep square windows from leaking in our round house. Started with c-channel, have used tar & spray foam. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Square windows in round house?

    I would think all the standard window installation issues still apply. Proper size rough opening, flashing at head, jamb & sill, sealant, trim, sills that extend beyond the structure. Possibly a drip cap above the window.
    I think tall, narrow windows would work best, but no reason segmented windows couldn't be joined to creat a larger window with a proper header.
    What kind of silo? Concrete, metal, wood?
    Certainly this has been done and documented before. Search on-line and books.

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    Default Re: Square windows in round house?

    Ed21 mentioned narrow windows, and that's the way to do it.

    Instead of one square window, install three narrow rectangular windows to get the angle.

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    Default Re: Square windows in round house?

    What they said plus its as simple as square windows with rounded trims and flashings.

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