Any Andersen conversion kit experts around?
I have old Andersen windows that need to be upgraded or replaced. A guy who owns an old time independent home/hardware store who used to deal with these windows said I could use the conversion kits on my windows.
When I called Andersen they told me my windows were narroline primed windows (sashes are wood, jamb liners are vinyl) and that the conversion kits were meant to work for narroline perma-shield windows only (wood interiors, vinyl coated exterior sashes). Both windows were in production in 1970, when mine were built (last year for the primed wood).
However, in researching Andersen and their parts, I see that the primed narroline windows parts catalogue says that if you need a replacement sash, you need to use perma-shield sashes to replace them, since the primed were not available anymore and that you would need to order both sashes if you need to replace them.
My question is, if the conversion kits work for perma-shield windows and perma-shield sashes can be put in primed narroline windows, then why can't the conversion kits be used for the primed too?
I know this sounds a little confusing, but I'm hoping someone can explain to me why I can't use them or conversely, assure me that I can.