Ugly screens over new windows

Old 05-14-07, 08:02 AM
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Ugly screens over new windows

I am trying to improve my 1920's house to sell in a slow market. I am going to replace the 4 windows in the front of my house, in part to improve the curb appeal, and in part, to avoid having to repaint the windows, which will require sanding a lot of peeling paint, some possibly lead.

With new windows, I won't need my old storm windows. But, I was told my windows were made to have storm windows/screens, and without either, the frames on the outside will somehow look bad--maybe because of caulk from the old storms, or maybe because it will look like something is missing because of the way the windows are framed--not sure.

So, if this is true, what are my options?

I know I could put in screens, but they will detract from the new windows. Is there one type of screen that is more attractive than another? Is there some way the outside of the window frame can be modified, so that it looks normal without a screen?

Thanks, JKM
Old 05-14-07, 10:20 AM
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Once the old window sashes are removed, the exterior trim of the window could be clad with aluminum trim coil so that no painting would ever be needed. But this is probably something you would want to hire a professional to do.

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