Forum Title: PLEASE HELP!! Huge 80x48 busted window!!
Hello, everyone. I am new here and this is my first post. I have came here in DESPERATE NEED FOR HELP!! We have a fairly large front room window (80wX48t). It is in three sections, a left sash, center sash, and right sash. The left and right sides slide open towards the center, sideways not up and down. The center (large part) of the window was busted today. I would LOVE to be able to just replace the center as that would probably be the cheapest? IDK, but I am VERY disappointed, as we are very broke ATM, and have no clue what to do with this busted window now!! PLEASE someone help me with ANY info/advice you have! I will be FOREVER GRATEFUL!! THANK YOU ALL!!
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: GEORGE MOORE (Providence, RI), 01/05/2019

Your windows appear to have a steel jamb that was commonly used with poured foundations. The original hopper sashes have been removed, and a storm window retrofitted in it's place. The steel jambs are a real bite to get out. Most commonly I will leave that type in place since getting them out is pretty labor intensive, and just measure the new window to fit inside that existing metal frame. If you were going to remove the steel jamb, a cutting torch or 4 grinder would be your best bet, cutting each side in half, then removing the corner sections. But then you need to consider how you will cap the raw concrete edges once they are exposed. Only advantage to removing the steel is less cold/heat transfer in the winter, and sometimes they are so rusty that people want to get rid of them. You didn't mention your intentions with replacing the window... do you already have one, or at this point in time are you trying to figure out what size to order, and how it will be installed?

- LORRAINE DAY (Rochester, MN), 02/09/2019

Need to first post a picture. We have no idea if it's single, double, or triple paned. Wood, vinyl, fiberglass, composite.

- SHARON WHITE (Jackson, TN), 02/22/2019

I am not too sure, what the detuctible is. Probably still at least $500, which, I dont even have for that... :-(

- DORA DAWSON (Reading, PA), 02/28/2019

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