Andersen Casement windows


  #1  
Old 07-20-23, 01:00 PM
Norm201's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 10,975
Received 729 Upvotes on 644 Posts
Andersen Casement windows

This is kind of a follow up question or maybe a "I'm curious" question.
I just had some Andersen casement windows repaired by a local shop.
They had to order the glass. That tells me that they received a sealed double pane of glass (I assume from Andersen) to fit the sash. But I can't see any possible seam or "break" in the sash frame to install it. But after closer inspection I see these slots around the inside perimeter of the aluminum "bead".
Are these access holes to be used to remove and/or insert new glass?
If so, why can't I do that myself in the future?
Did an exhaustive search online to find some kind of instruction but to no avail.
FWIW I don't think these are gas filled, just a vacuum.


 

Last edited by Norm201; 07-20-23 at 01:01 PM. Reason: forgot to add pics
  #2  
Old 07-20-23, 01:03 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,319
Received 1,980 Upvotes on 1,774 Posts
The glazing stop on most Andersen casements is on the outside.
 
  #3  
Old 07-20-23, 01:17 PM
Norm201's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 10,975
Received 729 Upvotes on 644 Posts
So how is the ordered glass inserted into the frame or sash? I see no marks or scratches or nicks indicating anything was removed or taken apart. Even the sealing gasket of the sash to the frame looks as used and untouched as when I took it down from the frame.

 
  #4  
Old 07-20-23, 03:07 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,319
Received 1,980 Upvotes on 1,774 Posts
From the outside. That's the way its supposed to look when it's done. Like new.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: