03:43AM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 04/24/03
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Are there any instructions on how to replace just the glass (sealed double panes) on an Anderson Window? Does the whole sash have to be removed in order to replace the glass?
The outside glass is broken, rest of window/frame/etc. is fine, don't want to replace whole window, just glass.
Help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.


08:29PM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Depends on the age and style of the window. In some cases the entire sash needs to be replaced.

Contact your local Andersen service rep. They can come out assess the project and make repairs if required.


09:21AM | 04/27/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
google up the Adersen window website and browse until you find the technical drawings if you want to.

Most of the Andersen windows can have only the glass replaced but soimetimes it is easier to replace the entire sash. If you only replace the glass, there will be issues with potential leaks at the edge of the glazing. Buy the whole sash and it is their gaurantee.

Another thing to consider is this, Glass is made from sand - silica mineral cooked down to a fluid state. The exact mix of mineral in the glass influences the colour of the glass - so you can see some that has a buish tinge and others that shadow a rose colouring or green or silver or yellow. Sourcing glass from another manufacturer is more likely to give you contrast in the glass colour. I just replaced some Anderson stuff from 1972 with Andersen replacements and they all match perfectly

They are very proud to help you and still provide replacements for all product they have made.


02:17AM | 04/28/03
Member Since: 04/24/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info. I'll call the local Anderson rep and see what they can help with. Was looking to do it myself, but thinking that may not be a good idea now


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