...old steel casement window (Replacement)

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Old 09-26-06, 11:01 AM
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Question ...old steel casement window (Replacement)

My house has the original steel casement windows from 1926, which are embedded in stucco. So replacement has been discouraged. Perhaps because of too much accumulated paint, or ... whatever, I cannot close a couple of the windows. Does anyone have experience with metal casement windows? Is it the paint on the hinges, or is it rust that prevents them from closing? What is the best way to clean the hinges? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Does anyone know whom to call for help. [I am in Essex County, NJ.] This does not seem to be work for a carpenter. A welder might be more the right specialty.

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Hello: Ben

Without removing original steel casement windows, have you considered replacement vinyl windows? A better option if you have the money.

Only the removable windows are taken out. Frames remain. New windows are then inserted into frame and secured. Frame removal would required extensive work.

Window frames have extended flashings as means to secure window to vertical 2x4's. To access the flashings requires breakage to the outside stucco, wood, etc. Then once windows installed, the stucco-wood must be replaced.

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Labor intensive and expensive to totally replace entire window and frames. Far less work to simply insert a vinyl window.

Most vinyl windows are not inexpensive. Prices, types,styles and quality does vary. Shop around. Check with local retailers, big box stores and within the yellow pages of any local phone books.

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Old 09-26-06, 06:30 PM
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Try your yellow pages for window companies that do historic replicas or renovations. Local historic societies can often tip you to who did particular restorations.

I can't speak to Essex Co. but where I live, S.F. Bay area, removing steel casement windows from a 1926 home is throwing money away.

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