Category Archives: Wooden Window Replacement

5 Benefits of Using a Sash Replacement

Wooden sash windows will eventually age and any damage will need to be addressed — but most homeowners don’t have the time or money to deal with a major project like full window replacements. And nor should they have to!  Most of the time, homeowners can use sash replacements rather than deal with an entire […]

Repair vs. Replace: Chicago Suburb Wood Windows

Since the early 90s, the Chicago suburbs have exploded with the expansion of new upscale neighborhoods, and aluminum-clad casement windows were the standard for this new construction. During this period, there were a plethora of mid-scale wood window companies supplying Chicago homebuilders with a continuous supply of moderately priced window products to keep up with demand. […]

When to Repair vs. When to Replace Windows

If you pay attention, your house can give you many signs when something’s not right. And a home’s windows are especially communicative when they need to be repaired or replaced.  There are two major factors that drive this decision: age of the home and severity of the failure. Let’s look at the big picture of repairing […]

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 […]

What Does Window Replacement Cost?

Windows are often one of the most overlooked design features of a house. But old and dated-looking windows can quickly hurt your property value and damaged or deteriorating windows can hurt your energy efficiency and result in issues like condensation and mold growth. As a result, homeowners may replace their windows for a number of […]

Sealrite Windows, clad sash replacement

After-market Sealrite Windows clad sash now available!  Fenster is pleased to announce the latest addition to our Quiksash line of after-market clad wood replacement sashes. Sealrite windows were made in a way that makes replacing the glass impossible.  How convenient!  For them, not for you.  Not since they are out of business! Fenster now has […]

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 […]

Desperately Seeking Window Sash Parts!

Fenster Components is diligently pursuing all opportunities to provide our customers with completely assembled, cladded window sash that is ready to be installed. We seek sample window sash parts to put through our R&D process to fulfill this growing product request. We require a disassembled cladded sash frame with the glass removed and all cladding […]

Malta Windows – Catalog Expansion

Attention! Fenster Components did not purchase, acquire or take over Malta Windows! While we sympathize with your frustration, we hope you understand we have NO association with Malta Windows and can not field warranty issues. With that said… We want to help! With Malta officially out of business, Fenster Components seeks to offer Malta’s former customers a solution to their […]