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Acorn Window Systems, Inc. OUT OF BIZ! Replacement Parts to Fix Those Old Windows

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Acorn Window Systems, Inc. OUT OF BIZ!  Replacement Parts to Fix Those Old Windows

Acorn Window Systems was started in 1992 and closed its doors in 2001.  When window manufacturers like this go out of business, customers and users are left trying to fix their windows and cant get replacement parts.  Luckily, there are still some manufacturers making these parts.  Acorn Sweep locks,  tilt latches, rollers and other items can still be found, but you need to know where to look.   We have access to these items and manufacturers and have some listed on the site here. Lots of times the same parts are used on many different windows, and we can match up...

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How to Replace a Window Coil Balance Shoe, Tools Needed!

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How to Replace a Window Coil Balance Shoe, Tools Needed!
Quick how to video on getting the coil balance shoe or any tilt window shoe out of the jamb, when there isn't a cutout already.  Tools will be needed, and can very with what you have access too.  Get to fix'n!

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How to Replace Weatherstripping on a Window or Door

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How to Replace Weatherstripping on a Window or Door

Over time, windows and doors start to become more drafty.  This is usually just normal everyday wear and tear and weathering of the unit.  If this is used multiple times a day or if it is stuck on the sunny side and getting beat on with UV, it will increase the rate your window or door will stat to degrade.     Weatherstripping can be a simple fix if you start to have a more drafty window.  Usually this can be an easy fix, but will take some time and effort to make sure you get the correct replacement weatherstripping.  For...

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Fixing Stripped Casement Window Crank Hardware

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Fixing Stripped Casement Window Crank Hardware

For a casement window, the operator is how the window opens and closes.  The handles can easily be stripped and will make the window inoperable.  Typically these handles strip over time and can be replaced relatively easy.  You may have seen the brands Truth Hardware or Amesbury hardware on your windows.    Typically, when you try to open or close your casement window and it starts to slip or pop, this is a sign that the handle is starting to strip.  Over time, if the issue isn't handled, it will completely strip the inside of that handle, and will no longer...

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How to Replace a Patio Door Roller

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How to Replace a Patio Door Roller

If you have a Patio door, its probably an import part of your room or house.  Sliding doors bring the outside in, lightens up the area, and gives a very easy option for entrance and exit with still being ascetically pleasing.  Rollers for patio doors will require some maintenance to keep them operating at their best.  NOT maintaining the rollers could lead to other issues, such as damaging the track, putting excessive pressure on the handles and making it unsafe for exiting the home or building in case of an emergency.   Typically if the door does not roll smooth or...

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