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What To Know About Ordering Andersen Window Parts

There are a variety of reasons that you may need window replacement parts for your Andersen windows over the years. You may think that ordering these replacement parts would be as easy as contacting the company and ordering. The truth is, there are some things that you need in order to place your order and ensure you are getting the right part. Here are the key things to know before you order.

Will You Need Supplies?

The first thing to know about ordering Andersen window parts is if you will need additional supplies. These supplies may be for installation or may be to fix small issues with the door or window frame.  Make sure you have a list of the supplies, like glue or weatherproofing, along with each window part you will order. An ideal way to do this, and to ensure you don't miss anything, is to walk yourself through the replacement process on paper. This will help you see what you have, what you'll need, and what to order.

Is a Universal Part an Option?

There are some Andersen window parts that are considered as universal. This means they work for any make or model of windows in the Andersen line. Some examples of these parts are closure kits, screw packs, and handle assembly kits for windows that open with the use of a crank or handle latch. To find out if a universal part is available, consider finding the manual for the window. The manual will let you know if there is a specific part number. If not, then it is likely a universal part.

What Type of Andersen Window is It?

If your part is not on the universal list, you will need to know the specific type of window you have in order to get the right part. The basic types of windows are casement, awning, double-hung, gliding, utility, and roof windows.  Knowing what type of window you have will make it easier to locate the specific part. Without this information you may end up with a part for a utility window that will not work on a double-hung or roof option.

As long as you know what part you need to replace, the type of window you have, and the extra supplies you will need then you should be able to locate your Andersen window part easily. If you aren't sure what type of window it is, or if it is even an Andersen, then consider taking a picture of the window to your local home improvement store or to an Andersen dealer such as Fary W. T. Bros Lumber Co.