I screwed myself ... suggestions please

cvetteNovember 4, 2010

I ordered a window I don't like.

I spent a good deal of time researching manufacturers, specifications and options. I pulled moldings and measured my rough opening and finally ordered Andersen A-series windows. The DHs are nice, however the mullioned L-R casement I bought has a ton of wood. This is a new construction window and there is much less glass than the window it is replacing. Of all the things I researched, I did not look at glass size.

Other than this, it is a good looking window. I spoke with the builder supply I purchased from who stated Andersen won't take it back. I plan to try Andersen directly because I want to buy another Andersen. It has a prefinished, stained interior so that makes it harder to find a new home. I'd return it or sell it for 50% cost just to get out of this jam I created.

Any ideas on how I can find this window a home? I could always try ebay. Any other suggestions would be g-r-e-a-t-l-y appreciated.

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Olychick

It sounds like you are certain you don't want the window, but I just had to say that when I replaced my old aluminum windows with wood, I was shocked by how much smaller the glass area was. Didn't expect it, never thought about it. Then within a very short time, I forgot how they used to look and was able to just appreciate the beauty of the new wood windows. The glass area is still large and completely adequate. Maybe others have had the same experience and could reassure you that it might work out okay?

    Bookmark   November 4, 2010 at 5:42PM
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alan_s_thefirst

It's true, you may get used to it, but if you're certain you want another, don't install it, you'll get more for it new.

Craigslist may be simpler than ebay, and I see lots of windows etc under "materials" in the for sale.

Best to have what you really want, if you have the choice now.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2010 at 5:57PM
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dgmarie

I replaced all of mine and the glass size is slightly smaller. I noticed it for about a day or two and never again.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 3:48PM
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cvette

Thanks everyone. For a small amount of extra cost to us, the builders supply company let us swap the window out for another model. It's a little more but it is worth it.
Thanks again.
Chris

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 11:06AM
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millworkman

your very fortunate in that they took the window back even with a return charge.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 12:58PM
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