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Question DetailsAsked on 6/9/2015

Where do I start to replace double hung window sashes (broken seal) with no identifiable markings?

We have beautiful vinyl double pane, double hung windows where the seals have failed. I have looked over the windows and frames and cannot find a manufactures name or model number. I want to replace the sashes only. The frames are fine. The windows operate with no problems.
Do I start inviting a parade of companies to view and estimate replacement until someone recognizes the windows and I can replace only the sashes?
Or, are most window sashes interchangeable and my concern is overrated?

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Seal failure is shown by dust, dirt, humidity, condensation, fog , midew between the double glazed unit, it can not be repaired with out replaceing the entire sealed up unit. the thicknees of the double glazed unit could by one inch, 7/8, 3/4, 5/8,or 1/4 and it should be replaced with exactly the same size thickness. to have the glass made and replaced, find a glass company, a glasier in your area, in my experience the cost of materials and labor comes close enough to consider complete replacement, the springs and balances on the old unit have a life expectancy too. older windows might look good but do they have the energy savings features of todays windows?

Answered 5 years ago by the new window man

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