for Double Hung COMPRESSION
STYLE Primed Wood Windows
In 2008 Hurd Windows
discontinued the remanufacture of old style wood and aluminum clad compression
(you squeeze the vinyl balance to tilt) style sash. There are a couple of very
good reasons. The volume of demand on the old style compression sash was low.
Hurd has always made an excellent product and, Hurd rarely had customers
requiring the replacement of these sashes. Avoiding raising the price of these
sash to prohibitive levels, Hurd made the logical choice of discontinuing these
old technology sashes.
Because Hurd has maintained
their sizing for at least 30 plus years, their most up to date sashes and block
and tackle system can faithfully replace the old sash and fragile spring loaded
balances. You can order the modern sash with easy tilt slide latches and
weather strip balances which provide a much more weather tight window than your
old Hurd windows. The secret to a window’s overall performance, assuming the
frame was installed properly when new, is the fit and operation of the balances
and sashes. The Hurd balance system, which changed around 2004, is
significantly easier to operate. Additionally, the system is one of the
tightest systems in the industry. Order with confidence that you will notice
an increase in performance, comfort and easy operation. The sash systems can
be changed out in about 10 minutes excluding painting.
sashes have removable grilles, you MUST buy NEW Full surround grilles because
your existing ones will not fit.