Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Fix a window?
Old 12-26-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 11,974
Fix a window?

We have double hung, double glazed windows on the front of our house. The panes have a metal spacer and they seem to be sealed. The seal seems to have failed on just one of the four panes in one window as it's a little hazy (between the glass panes). Can it be fixed or one pane (again double glazed) replaced or am I stuck trying to match and replace one whole window? If it helps, they're 19 year old Anderson wood windows, presumably builders grade.
__________________

__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,001
Andersen normally carries a 20 yr warranty on most of their products, 100 series warranty is only 10 years, if that's what you really have. You should call them to find out, you'll need the info imprinted on the glass in one of the corners of the window. Each pane can be replaced too, if not under warranty, I had the double hung narrowline series (before the 200/400 series separation), you can order directly from Andersen and Home Depot can special order these for you if they're available. Steps to do this are pretty straightforward, I had to repair 2 panes about 9 months ago. I ordered from Home Depot since it was about 10-20% less than ordering from Andersen directly. I've seen ads in the local flyers about companies that fix seal leaks, but I've never gone this path before.

Here's the Andersen link and phone info:

Contact Us | Andersen Windows
__________________

__________________
Dimsumkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,034
I had the same thing happen to one of my windows . We called a local glass repair company . They fixed it in one day for $175.
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.