Finding Old Aluminum Slider Parts

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Finding Old Aluminum Slider Parts

#1 Post by ajwright » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:44 pm

I have some older aluminum slider windows in an enclosed (unheated) porch area, 2 of the sliders are missing the left hand side panes and I am trying to find a replacement part. My only problem is I don't know who made the windows, or if it will even be possible. The window measures 50 1/2 in tall by 45 in wide (measured from the inside of the frame).

Here are some pictures. Any help in identifying what type of window / where I can get it would be much appreciated.

The Whole Window:

Just one Pane:

The latch:

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Re: Finding Old Aluminum Slider Parts

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:38 pm

Common places to look for manufacturers labels:

- Etched on the glass in one of the corners
- In the jambs of the frame (i.e. head jamb, side jambs for sliders, etc)
- On the edges of the sash frame

If you don't have any luck there, perhaps a glass shop can remake those sashes if you present them with a sample section of the sash.

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