Category Archives: FAQ’s

What Does a Casement Window Look Like

If someone asked what type of windows you have throughout your home, would you be able to tell them? Not all window designs are the same, and one of the most mistaken types of windows is the casement window design.  It’s been around for centuries and is featured in many classic home and building designs. […]

Most Popular Chicagoland Wood Windows

Fenster Components is excited to announce our expansion into the Chicagoland area with our innovative approach to window replacement. Expensive, whole window tear-out replacement is no longer necessary with our sash replacement system. We offer replacement sash for Chicago’s most popular brands like Caradco, Norco, Pozzi, Rockwell and more! How Does It Work? Homeowners now […]

FAQ’s about painting wood windows

I started my career with an Indianapolis home builder as a service manager. As a division leader, I was responsible for managing “out of warranty” issues in my territory. The builder at the time was an originator of the “track built” concept in central Indiana but favored the more upscale style of construction. They were still using […]

How to Repair Hail Damaged Windows

I want to start this post on my soapbox for a minute. I am celebrating 20 years in the window and home improvement business this year: This isn’t my first rodeo. I think after 20 years we might have something figured out. To this day, I can’t help but get a little offended when someone […]

How to Remove a Sash Window

Wooden sash windows bring a classic appeal to your home. With regular cleaning and painting or staining, they can stay looking great for decades. But, inevitably, time and weather will take their toll, and you’ll need to look at repairing or replacing your sash windows. If you’re considering home window replacement, but want to keep […]

How to Measure for Window Replacement

Measure twice, buy once. Realizing you’ve improperly measured the dimensions for a window replacement can be a huge problem in a renovation project.  If the dimensions you’ve given are too small, you’ll need shims and extra insulation to keep your window in place; plus, you risk creating air leaks that will pump up your energy […]

Window repair-Why it works

Window Repair works for obvious reasons.  A new window salesman won’t tell you why.  For as many years as I’ve been in business, I’ve had folks ask, “How do I know this works?”  Well, somehow we’ve been making window parts for over fifteen years now, what do you think?   The obvious isn’t so obvious […]

Window repair, not an emergency

Window repair is not an emergency folks!  It took 20 years for your windows to rot.  A couple more weeks won’t hurt anything. The first thing about the window industry is; it’s not in a hurry.  So from a supply stand point, we wait sometimes 5-6 weeks just to get raw materials in.  Now we […]

Window terms -Fenster FAQ

We walk the walk.  You need to talk the talk.  We take customer service to heart and love talking through your project with you over the phone.  The problem is, this is a very visual and tangible process we can’t effectively complete over the phone.  We can’t see what you need and you can’t communicate in our […]

Jamb liners – Fenster FAQ

The common question we get is, do we have jamb liners for a specific brand of window?  Yes, but not that brand.  What I mean is, most brands double hung windows used a standard profile that is universal across the industry.  Yes, while there may be subtle differences in minor details, the shapes are basically the […]