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1982 weathershield casement windows

A home owner from Belleville, Il says:
I have been redoing a house my father built and I am having trouble finding replacement exterior glazing beads for the weathershield casement windows. The original are vinyl but some were replaced with aluminum around 1994. I spoke with weathershield and they don't make them anymore. Does anyone still make these?
User submitted a photo of window hardware.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
We might be able to help, but I can't tell based on these pictures. I will need you to remove a small sample and take a picture of its end-section so that we can see its shape. Thanks!
A home owner from Inverness iIll says:
The picture you commented on looks exactually what I need. Mine or 1980 Weathershield wood windows. I took a glazing bead off and can send a picture if you tell me.
Thanks
Gary
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Gary. Yes, please show us pictures of the end section. You can upload them directly here.
A quick learner from Inverness Il says:
here's the pictures
User submitted photos of a glazing bead.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for submitting pictures, Gary. Unfortunately, we cannot identify what you have. I need you to remove a small piece and show us its end section. If we cannot make out its shape, we will not be able to find a match.
A quick learner from Inverness Il says:
You asked for a picture but I already sent it. Here it is again. I will also send you a measurement graticule.
Thanks
User submitted photos of snap-in glazing.
User submitted a photo of a glazing bead.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Thank you. The best match we seem to have is our 55-156. I am not sure if this will work for you, but we do not appear to have anything closer. Please look over it and see what you think.
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