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Old 08-09-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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What's the best way to take out an andersen window? Do I take apart the trim on the inside of the window and then look for screws or nails that may have been used on the sides to attach it to the opening. The windows are 20+ years old. Thanks.

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What's the best way to take out an andersen window? Do I take apart the trim on the inside of the window and then look for screws or nails that may have been used on the sides to attach it to the opening. The windows are 20+ years old. Thanks.
It depends if it is a new construction or a replacement window. A new construction window will be nailed through the flanges on the top, bottom, and sides of the window(unless there is brickmold trim on the outside). These flanges are under he siding. If it's a replacement window then the window is probably screwed in from the sides and top. If the window frame is still in good shape and you can find the model numbers of the windows, you can call Andersen to see if you can order replacement sashes. It might be a cheaper option depending on how many windows you are looking to replace.

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It depends if it is a new construction or a replacement window. A new construction window will be nailed through the flanges on the top, bottom, and sides of the window(unless there is brickmold trim on the outside). These flanges are under he siding. If it's a replacement window then the window is probably screwed in from the sides and top. If the window frame is still in good shape and you can find the model numbers of the windows, you can call Andersen to see if you can order replacement sashes. It might be a cheaper option depending on how many windows you are looking to replace.
That age window will be new construction. Andersen didn't make "replacement windows back then.
But it doesn't neccessarily mean it was install with the flanges. Some were installed by clips attached to the rough opening framing.
Post some photos of the windows.
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The woodpecker actually pecked through the glass. It was doing this over a course of a couple of months. I have attached some photos. I am a pretty handy guy and I would love to do this myself to save some money. I don't want to call the insurance company or a contractor who will charge me for his expensive labor.
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You have broken glass, have the glass replaced.
Why are you thinking of replacing the whole window?
Any(okay, most) glazier can put in a new insulated glass panel.
Andersen used to sell a storm panel that was attached to the exterior. If they don't, you could add a plastic sheet with clips to keep the juvenile delinquent birds from breaking the glass.
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