28 Mar '13, 12am

How to Weatherstrip Andersen Gliding Window #green

I have several older (Circa 1956) Andersen Primed Gliding Windows in my house. These windows were apparently also known as WindowWalls, and I guess were popular at the time. They consist of two sashes that sit in the frame aligned with each other, but when you twist the handle and pull, the movable sash follows a track inward, and slides over. Both sashes sit in a channel at the top and bottom of the window frame. A better explanation may be in the pictures here: http://www.andersenwindows.com/-/media/aw/files/technical-docs/parts-cat... The issue is that these windows leak air badly, and I would like to tighten them up with some weatherstripping if possible. I just honestly dont know how to go about it with a window of this type. I know I would want to do something where the two sashes sit against each other, but the tops and bottoms leak a LOT of air also, and I dont kno...

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