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Window Replacement, Repair, Parts and Tips

1st Replacement Windows

1st Replacement Windows provides information and comparisons on replacement vinyl, wood and aluminum home windows, including bay, double hung and casement. Additionally, reviews and prices may also be obtained by request.

Andersen Windows

Not just a showcase for their products, the Anderson Windows site offers support for their products through "fairly" easy-to-use system.  They will help you to identify your window or door and then display a detailed blow-up to help you identify the parts you need.  They don't take parts orders online (yet) but they will also give you the name of an Andersen dealer.

Brockway-Smith Company (a.k.a BROSCO)

BROSCO is a major supplier of windows, doors, specialty woodwork, stair parts and mantels to the Northeast US.  You may order brochures for many of their products at the website.

Gila Window Films

Gila® Window Film is a micro thin, high performance layer that can lower energy costs when applied to residential windows. Benefits often include greater comfort, added privacy, reduced glare and less fading of favorite furniture, carpeting and art. And it looks great. Choose from a variety of decorative finishes, tints, and privacy enhancers.Visit our Film Visualizer to see how Gila Window Films could look in your home.

How To Install Windows

Learn how to install vinyl replacement windows and doors with their instructional videos for homeowners.  Get specific instruction on how to remove your old windows and install, seal and trim the replacement windows. If you encounter any problems, just use the toll-free number to get personalized help.

Clear Window Technology

Foggy insulated glass got you down?  Clear Window Technologies has developed a unique way to remove condensation between double-pane glass windows as an alternative to expensive window replacement.  Interesting concept with lots of potential, especially since so many of the original thermal pane windows are out of warranty and getting foggy!  Their patented process offers a 20-year guarantee.  Franchise opportunities available nationwide and in Canada!

Daystar Window Tinting

Mark Rascon, owner, has been in the window tinting business since 1986, and continues Daystar Window Tinting's tradition of combining the highest quality of materials with impeccable service for total satisfaction from all customers, large and small. Daystar provides window tinting services for residential and commercial projects, working closely with both homeowners and professional contractors and architects.

JELD-WEN Windows and Doors

JELD-WEN offers a full line of windows for the home. Their site has lots of tips on window selection depending on your location and extensive support and repair information for their products.

Marvin Windows Tilt Pac Double Hung Windows

Marvin is a top manufacturer of windows and doors, but for easy replacement of double-hung windows and tracks in serviceable frames, their Tilt Pac system is superb!  Having installed them in my own home, I can tell you firsthand they have a truly remarkable system.  Order the windows either fully clad in aluminum (choice of colors) or raw wood inside suitable for painting or staining.  The tracks are easy to install and nearly idiot-proof.

Pella Window and Doors

The PELLA website is a great resource for the shopper or the Pella owner with articles on window types, maintenance tips, installation help for the DIYer.  There is also a directory of dealers that sell Pella parts, searchable by zip code.  Have a 60 year old Pella window?  You can most likely still get parts!

Pickens Window Parts

Pickens Window Parts has over 5 million parts for all types of windows, screens, patio doors, and storm doors.  They don't have an online catalog, but you can contact them via email.


Swisco has a ridiculous number of replacement parts for doors and windows, with an extensive online catalog.  They have parts for most anything that rolls, hangs or slides including closet door, cabinet door, cabinet drawer and shower door parts!

Window Renu sells an easy-to-install track system to replace wooden window double-hung weight or spring systems.  It uses an aluminum tracks that holds the window sash in place with pressure.  Installation is fairly easy, though some modification to the sash may be necessary if the thickness of the sash doesn't meet the dimensions of the tracks.  They also have a style with a built-in lift assist for especially heavy window sash.

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