All vinyl Windows - bugs underneath the stationary sash - Please help!

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I am seeing rust inside (between the inside and outside glass) of the bottom sash of couple of my vinyl windows. It seems replacing the sash is the appropriate thing to do.

I called couple of stores. They say to find the replacement sash I need to given them information from the manufatures tag to be found on the window. I found such a tag on one of the problem windows. It has the following verbiage:

JM49395
2846 PRIME DOUBLE HUNG
ANDERSEN R.D. 6/6 GRILLS WHITE
11/03/95. 33 ѕ x 56 ѕ
4679.DF1175. 1.B06 139134
6/6 GRILLS

However for another problem window, of a smaller size, I am unable to find amy such tag on the window. Is there a way I could still be able to find the replacement sash? Can I use the information found one one window to figure out the requirements for the other...

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A sash window or hung sash window is made of one or more movable panels, or "sashes",[A] that form a frame to hold panes of glass, which are often separated from other panes (or "lights") by glazing bars, also known as muntins in the US (moulded strips of wood).[1] Although any window with this style of glazing is technically a sash, the term is used almost exclusively to refer to windows where the glazed panels are opened by sliding vertically, or horizontally in a style known as a "Yorkshire light", sliding sash, or sash and case (so called because the weights are concealed in a box case).

History[edit]

The oldest surviving examples of sash windows were installed in England in the 1670s, for example at Ham House.[2][3] The invention of the sash window is sometimes credited, without conclusive evidence, to Robert Hooke. Others see the sash window as a Dutch invention.[4] H.J. Louw believed that the sash window was developed in England, but concluded that it was...

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The “swing and clean slider” design is similar to the double hung, as it features two sashes that tilt away from the window. However sliders are always placed side-by-side, allowing both sides to open and tilt. The standard slider does not tilt outward, only sliding side to side to open and close the window. Standard sliders can come in a variety of designs including: 3-lite Equal (3 equal windows aligned side by side) 3-lite Unequal (A larger window between two smaller sizes) Slider Above Fixed Glass (Small slider set above a stationary window) Slider Below Fixed Glass (Small slider ser underneath a stationary window)

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The “swing and clean slider” design is similar to the double hung, as it features two sashes that tilt away from the window. However sliders are always placed side-by-side, allowing both sides to open and tilt. The standard slider does not tilt outward, only sliding side to side to open and close the window. Standard sliders can come in a variety of designs including: 3-lite Equal (3 equal windows aligned side by side) 3-lite Unequal (A larger window between two smaller sizes) Slider Above Fixed Glass (Small slider set above a stationary window) Slider Below Fixed Glass (Small slider ser underneath a stationary window)

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Since 1954, Winstal has installed Harvey and EcoShield vinyl replacement windows across South Shore Massachusetts. These are the highest quality replacement windows available, and come in any variety you would like. Whether it’s a double-hung, picture, casement or storm window you’re looking for, we can assist in your window installation. Our windows are energy efficient as well. Find out how to choose between our energy-efficient replacement windows here. Insulated with Low-E glass with Argon or Krypton gas, all vinyl windows are ENERGY STAR qualified. This allows you to save money with tax credits and rebates!

Before and After pictures of Window Replacements

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During the process of purchasing windows you're going to come across some terms that you may have never heard before. To help we've collected some of them together and provided an explanation for each.

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Apron: Decorative trim positioned directly underneath a window stool and installed flush against the wall

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Art glass: Decorative glass in a variety of colors/shapes/patterns used to accent a window or door

Astragal: Center post of a double door attached to the fixed or inactive door panel

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Window Muntins Shape and Proportion

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But replacing historic windows is a big mistake and I don’t want you fall into it!

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Inoperable windows Leaky and energy-inefficient windows Lead paint concerns Aggressive marketing from window companies

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If you’re thinking about building a new home, or remodeling your existing one, you may wonder about how to select the best windows for your project.

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Elements to consider

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The “swing and clean slider” design is similar to the double hung, as it features two sashes that tilt away from the window. However slider windows are always placed side-by-side, allowing both sides to open and tilt. The standard slider does not tilt outward, only sliding side to side to open and close the window. Standard sliders can come in a variety of designs including: 3-lite Equal (3 equal windows aligned side by side) 3-lite Unequal (A larger window between two smaller sizes) Slider Above Fixed Glass (Small slider set above a stationary window) Slider Below Fixed Glass (Small slider ser underneath a stationary window)

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Maintenance Checklist Cleaning Glass Wood Aluminum Clad Screens & Energy Panels Cleaning Ultrex

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