Patent Number: 6,293,049

Title: Method and apparatus for installing a window assembly

Abstract: A method and apparatus for installing a window assembly (10) is disclosed. The window assembly (10) includes a window frame (12), an upper (14), and an upper sash support (80). The window frame (12) includes two vertical jambs (18) and (20), a frame head (22), and a frame sill (24). The upper sash (14) includes two vertical stiles (26) and (28), an upper rail (30) and a lower rail (31). Each vertical stile (26) and (28) has an upper end and a lower end. At least one vertical stile (26) lower end has a web (41). The upper sash support (80) is adapted to receive the web (41) and support the upper sash (14). The method for installing a window assembly (10) in accordance with the present invention includes six steps. Those steps are: installing a window frame (10) having a jamb (18) in a structure having a frame head (22) with a channel (45); positioning an upper sash (14) having two vertical stiles (26) and (28), an upper rail (30) and a lower rail (31), within the window frame (12) at an offset vertical angle (48); raising the upper sash (14) at the angle (48) such that the upper sash (14) extends into the channel (45) of the frame head (22); lifting the upper sash (14) into a space of the channel (45) to a position where the lower rail (31) is vertically above an upper sash support (80) coupled to the jamb (18); aligning the upper sash (14) with the upper sash support (80); and placing the upper sash (14) on the upper sash support (80).

Inventors: Shaw; Barry L. (Euless, TX)

Assignee: Atrium Companies, Inc.

International Classification: E06B 3/44 (20060101); E06B 3/32 (20060101); E05D 15/16 (20060101); E05D 015/22 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018