New or Replacement windows?


Old 02-21-06, 06:07 AM
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Question New or Replacement windows?

I am in the process of renovating a house built in 1923. I have installed windows in the past so the know how is not a problem. Do new windows afford enough of an advantage over the replacement windows to justify the extra work? Thanks
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Old 02-21-06, 05:34 PM
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if everything is in good repair (meaning existing jambs) and assuming new replacement windows are installed correctly, then the answer is no. Only real difference is with replacements you have less glass than if replacing the entire thing.
Old 02-21-06, 05:39 PM
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I am not a professional installer but I put in replacement windows myself. You would have to take off the trim on all windows to make sure there is no dry rot or termite damage. If the frame is sound, use replacement windows. On a 1923 house, check for out of square and plumb in the window openings.

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