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Old 11-26-2009, 02:05 PM   #16
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New IGU in a vinyl window


I can walk you through how to replace your insulated glass unit on your vinyl windows. There are a few questions I need answered to determine how the glass is glazed into the sash frame.

IGU's in vinyl sash frames are, for the most part, glazed with glazing tape and either a removable bead, glazing spline or a built in the sash extrusion glazing system.

Once you figure that out, (without damaging the frame) you have to get a cut size for your new IGU. In most vinyl windows the width and height of the insulated glass unit is 7/8" to 1" over the DLO or visible glass. The OA or thickness of the IGU is typically 3/4" to 1" depending on the manufacturer. As in any quality repair job, measuring properly is 1/2 the battle.

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Old 11-18-2011, 12:52 PM   #17
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I contacted and hired out a local glass company to replace the window. Turns out they have been doing many of the enerpro window replacements in my area. They were very reasonable and charged $140 for a 2x5 casement window pane including install,tax, everything. The window has a 20year warranty. No more fogginess, I'm as happy as a clam


I'm in a home in Rochester, MN as well and I have the same problem with one of my Enerpro windows. What glass company did you use to replace the glass?

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Old 11-19-2011, 10:06 PM   #18
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I went with Ford Metro for the glass replacement listed below. In 2010 I decided to replace every window in my house and take advantage of the potential $1500 energy credit. I had Ford Metro install windows made by Old Castle (10year warranty) and they did not exhibit much moisture last winter. (I can look up the specs if you want) I only had the glass packs replaced, as my vinyl frames will last a long long time. After the rebate, I averaged a little over over $100 per glass pack, installed. Overall I was satisfied with the product, price, and workmanship of Ford Metro, but if you have any other questions about what I had done send me a pm.


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