PLEASE HELP!! Huge 80"x48" busted window!!

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Old 08-01-13, 06:20 PM
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Unhappy PLEASE HELP!! Huge 80"x48" busted window!!

Hello, everyone. I am new here and this is my first post. I have came here in DESPERATE NEED FOR HELP!! We have a fairly large front room window (80"wX48"t). It is in three sections, a left sash, center sash, and right sash. The left and right sides slide open towards the center, sideways not up and down. The center (large part) of the window was busted today. I would LOVE to be able to just replace the center as that would probably be the cheapest? IDK, but I am VERY disappointed, as we are very broke ATM, and have no clue what to do with this busted window now!! PLEASE someone help me with ANY info/advice you have! I will be FOREVER GRATEFUL!! THANK YOU ALL!!
 
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Old 08-01-13, 06:34 PM
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I don't suppose you could claim it on your home owners insurance? Do you have a very high deductible?
 
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Need to first post a picture.
We have no idea if it's single, double, or triple paned.
Wood, vinyl, fiberglass, composite.
 
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I am not too sure, what the detuctible is. Probably still at least $500, which, I dont even have for that... :-(
 
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Sorry, I believe it is a double pane, vinyl window.

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LMK if you need any more/better pics. THANKS A TON for the quick replies!
 
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While I've replaced a lot of single pane glass over the yrs I've never personally replaced any double pane. With the correct measurements you can have your local glass company order a new double pane glass unit. I'm not sure exactly how the old glass comes out but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.
 
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Same boat as Mark; have done a lot of single pane, no double pane, but have had a local glass company do quite a few, and has been a pretty painless process. The company I generally use prefers to have the window complete, in the frame, so they can take their own measurements, which makes it even easier, as far as I am concerned anyway. Before removing anything, I would take those pictures to a local company, to make sure of what they want. They may even recognize it, and be able to tell you how to remove it. Just as likely that it's a matter of a couple of screws, line it up in the right spot, lift, pull it toward you, and it's out.
 
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