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Exterior window bead

A home owner from Colorado Springs says:
We had several pieces of our exterior window bead cracked in a hailstorm last week. I've attached a photo of one of them. I've pulled off pieces that are 57.5, 33.5, 32, and 28 inches. Some are bottom, others are sides.

I'm not entirely sure who manufactured the window. Might be Andersen, but there are no markings.
User submitted photos of a glazing bead.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting. Please see our 55-192 as a possible replacement. I recommend carefully comparing our dimensions to yours to confirm.
A home owner from Colorado Springs says:
One more question - if this is cracked and moisture gets underneath it, is it likely window damage will result? I've got one that's impossible to reach without a tall ladder. If the only concern is cosmetic, I may leave it for now. Thanks!
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
This is an exterior glazing strip, so it does keep the weather off the end of the glass that is sealed. That said, it's not water proof. There should be drainage built in the frame to keep the water moving off the seal and not puddle.
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