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Old 01-11-2014, 07:58 AM   #1
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a crack on the glass of a window


Hello
I just noticed this morning there was a crack on one of my windows !!!
Does that mean I have to replace the whole window, or it can be repaired?
Where should I go for this type of repair?
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You will have to replace that sash.

Contact the manufacturer first and see if stress cracks are a covered warranty item.

That is what you have.

Look for the manufacturer's label and serial number in the window head.

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I guess that's one loss due to technology. Now windows are warrantied, high tech, manufactured items (that work very well). Used to be, digging out the glazing compound, removing the points and old glass, replacing the glass and points and putty was a cool DIY project. I remember doing it with my Grandpa and my dad. Ahhh, the old days......
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You will have to replace that sash.

Contact the manufacturer first and see if stress cracks are a covered warranty item.

That is what you have.

Look for the manufacturer's label and serial number in the window head.
What is the average warranty period on vinyl windows?
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You will have to replace that sash.

Contact the manufacturer first and see if stress cracks are a covered warranty item.

That is what you have.

Look for the manufacturer's label and serial number in the window head.
there must be a glazing bead no?
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There is no "average" warranty. There all different. Better windows are life time warranty.
If there's several windows I would suspect a bad install job.
To tight and there going to crack.
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There is no "average" warranty. There all different. Better windows are life time warranty.
If there's several windows I would suspect a bad install job.
To tight and there going to crack.
It's only one...and I hope it will be the only one !!!
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I guess that's one loss due to technology. Now windows are warrantied, high tech, manufactured items (that work very well). Used to be, digging out the glazing compound, removing the points and old glass, replacing the glass and points and putty was a cool DIY project. I remember doing it with my Grandpa and my dad. Ahhh, the old days......
You mean the old days when you couldn't get anywhere near your windows in winter due to the incredible drafts? The old days when heating oil was .22 cents a gallon? The old days when homes were uninsulated?
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What is the window head? I've got a couple sashes with blown seals that I need to try finding the manufacturer for.

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Window head jamb is where the upper sash shuts into the frame.
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You don't need to replace the whole window, only the glass. Contact the manufacturer or vendor company, from which you purchased the product.

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