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alcoa windows

A quick learner says:
We just bought a house that has the original Alcoa windows. The windows still look good besides they do not open very easily. We had someone look at them and he believes they need new springs put in and rebalanced. Do I just need to buy replacement balances for this?
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
If your windows do not open easily, then getting new balances could help, yes. Do you know what kind you have? If you aren't sure, you can take a few pictures of them for us to review.
A quick learner says:
These are the pictures of the windows. We aren't exactly sure what is needed. Just that we have an extremely hard time opening them.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I think you should consider our Series 600 spiral balance. Please note that our balance tubes are made of metal, not plastic, so it should hold up better for you. Just confirm the length of the original (determined by measuring the tube) and the correct color tip (determined by sash weight). You pivot shoe should be similar to our 15-046, but carefully compare it to yours to be sure.

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