Forum Title: Old-time Sash Stops for Windows
I am looking for two sash stops (that's what I call them) which attach to a window sash, and when the window is opened, the stop is turned, it presses out against the window frame, and keeps the sash from moving further. I have tried Lowe's and a couple of hardware stores without luck. I will appreciate any ideas anyone here might have about where I might find them. I have placed images of one that I have at Window Hardware. Thank you.
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: TERESA STEWART (Temecula, CA), 01/27/2019

Interesting story- I used to install windows for Thermal Line Windows who are the ones who developed compozit in association with GE Plastics. They were gobbled up by THV a few years back. THV did away with all of TLW's old window profiles leaving all our customers holding the bag when they needed replacement parts when they did away with their vinyl line and developed a whole new line of windows using compozit. I'm not a big fan of them. Compozit lacks the flawlessly smooth surface that vinyl has... it does show some lines in the profiles from the extrusion process, which is something that drives me nuts. Compozit's advantages are mostly in dark colors like dark brown where the window gets hot. A white window reflects light and would not get as hot as a dark window in the sun. We also experienced some problems with the compozit being brittle. Yes it's stronger than vinyl and more rigid, meaning the frames can often be less bulky. The slider version of the compozit window had problems with the rollers beating up the track that they ride on. We never had that problem with TLW's old vinyl monorail slider that slid on velcro pads, not rollers. What a nice window that was. Thanks THV for discontinuing them. IMO if you only want a 15 yr window go with something that is still a good quality, but less expensive.

- HOWARD GRAY (Schaumburg, IL), 02/08/2019

Thank you. That's exactly what I needed. You're right, having the proper name helps.

- KATHERINE ROGERS (Ann Arbor, MI), 02/07/2019

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