We are the Exclusive Fabricator of sashes to fit Rockwell windows. We’ve been fabricating and supplying sashes to homeowners and contractors for over a decade.
It’s not uncommon for window manufacturers to go out of business. That’s why we offer sash replacement. It’s a great value over full window replacement. The reason Rockwell Windows are an excellent candidate for sash replacement is the main frame of the window, (the part in your wall) is solid extruded aluminium and will never decay. Once you replace the sash, you’re back to new window status. We upgrade three especially important components when building your sashes. First, we use solid full-length Poplar Wood rather than engineered, finger jointed Ponderosa Pine which is what Rockwell used. Poplar is a hardwood and when properly finished has proven to be quite reliable in this application. Pine is soft and porous and has proven to fail in short order. Second, we use a “Butyl Glaze System” when glazing the glass into the sash. Although it’s twice the cost of silicone caulk, Butyl is far superior in every way. Rockwell used a “boot glaze” which allowed water to penetrate through the corners rotting the sash from the inside out. Third and most important… We use Cardinal IG® (insulated glass) because they build the best insulted glass unit in the country hands down. And they have over sixty years of experience and data to prove it. This is the same glass company used by Andersen, Pella, Marvin, and others in their Premium Windows. Cardinal IG® has a Twenty (20) Year Manufacturer’s Seal Failure Product Warranty. OSR is an authorized dealer of Cardinal Insulated Glass. For your convenience I’ve included a link to view the Cardinal Glass Industries Warranty as well as their LoĒ³-366 coating which come standard with our replacement sashes. OSR warranties and policies can be found here. All warranties are transferable.
Rockwell Windows was a private company based in Knox, Indiana. They became a wholly owned subsidiary of Barber & Ross, which filed for bankruptcy in 2007. Rockwell then became part of The Federal Group.
There is currently no warranty support for Rockwell windows, as the company is out of business.
We are not affiliated with Rockwell or Barber & Ross. We only offer custom replacement sashes for Rockwell windows that remain in use.
What to Expect from Custom Rockwell Sash Replacement
All of our custom sashes are fabricated to order in our environmentally controlled workshop in Diamond, IL. We subcontract nothing.
The Rockwell sashes we fabricate are superior to their original designs in a number of ways. Our sashes:
- Are made in a climate controlled environment.
- Are made using select grade Solid, Full-Length poplar wood instead of engineered softer and more porous Ponderosa pine which Rockwell used.
- Use a Butyl glaze system when glazing the glass into the sash. This provides a far superior glaze compared to the “boot glaze” Rockwell used.
- Include stainless steel, coated fasteners, and superior hinged weatherstrip.
- Include new upper and lower hinge arm assemblies with installation.
Every new sash comes with Cardinal Insulated Glass with LoE366. This is the best insulated glass available, period. We trust Cardinal IG for all of our service work They boast the industries only 20-year Manufacturer’s Seal Failure Product Warranty.
We also offer an upgrade to your outdated crank handle and cover set. This upgraded model has a handle that folds down and nests into the plastic cover, placing it out of the way of blinds or shutters.
These sets complement the new, contemporary design of your window and are included FREE with the purchase and installation of five or more sashes.