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Lazantje 04-14-2013 02:38 PM

Window repair 1950 home
 
I am looking for some help regarding replacement parts for a wooden window in my home that was built in 1950. Previous owners had painted the track that the double hung window glides apon and the windows do not open or close too well. Also, the spring used as a counterweight sytem needs replacement too. I cannot figure out who manufactured these windows. I tried Andersen windows but the windows they manufactured at that time do not look like mine. Anyone have any advise?

joecaption 04-14-2013 02:51 PM

Why not just install a replacement window and never have to mess or paint it again?
Going to need to post a picture. There's lots of differant styles it could be.

http://www.amscousa.com/Window_Hardw...w_balances.htm

Lazantje 04-14-2013 05:11 PM

Decided to remove the sashes. Discovered they are Curtis windows. Where do I get replacement parts for them?

joecaption 04-14-2013 06:06 PM

I just used Bing and searched on Curtis Windows and a bunch of sites came up.
Make sure to sand the paint off of those sash tracks.

Lazantje 04-14-2013 09:49 PM

Thanks for your help and advise!

jagans 04-14-2013 10:01 PM

Why would you want to keep a 1950's single pane, energy ridiculous window? Especially A unique Valance type that never worked right in the first place. My Fathers 1948 House still has these and they suck.

Aserviceperson 04-14-2013 10:08 PM

Like the other posters I would agree that replacements are in order, however, Srybuc on line carries replacements parts for a variety of manufacturers that has been deemed "obsolete".its thief specialty.

Lazantje 04-15-2013 07:17 PM

My though behind repairing rather than replacing is this, since my windows are in descent condition and a good set of storm windows are already installed, the payback in energy savings would roughly take 30-40 years and life expectancy of newer windows are 30-40 years. So it almost seems like a wash to me.

Gary in WA 04-16-2013 01:32 AM

Correct, from the library; http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/arti...gy-claims.aspx

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...HiKsil4S_D_jgQ

http://www.facilitiesnet.com/windows...lacement--2636

Gary

Thurman 04-16-2013 05:03 PM

Older wooden window frames such as his are better looking than any of this stuff available now. As the poster stated, he has storm windows so there is some insulation factor there. Actually my home, built in 1986, has nine (9) 72" tall single-pane wooden window frames and five (5) 48" tall single-pane wooden windows--all stained. ALL windows have storm windows installed also. When I have company someone will invariably start looking at my windows and state: "I wish I had wooden windows, they look so much better than that plastic stuff". I have business doing HandyMan work and often get calls to repair a wooden window frame which sometimes makes it necessary for me to fabricate a replacement part for the wooden window on site.


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