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Replace Single Pane w/ Dual Pane (Glass Only)


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Old 06-08-08, 01:13 PM
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Replace Single Pane w/ Dual Pane (Glass Only)

I have single pane windows installed in my 1yr old house in hurricane country, yet I have 8" reinforced concrete walls. Go figure. I want to put in dual pane windows but I only want to replace the windows and their frames. It looks like there is plenty of room to have dual pane windows. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance...John
 
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Old 06-08-08, 01:23 PM
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What type of windows do you have now? Wood double hung (up and down movement?), aluminum sliders? Bit more info needed....

Wait... 1 yr old???? How can that be?
 
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Old 06-08-08, 01:32 PM
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They are aluminum double hung windows. The builder is out of business so I can't ask him anything.
 
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Old 06-08-08, 01:38 PM
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Well, out here in AZ, you can get replacement vinyl or aluminum windows that will fit into the existing frame. You lose some glass area, but they're about 30-45 min replacement per opening. Taking any sort of new window out is going to be a major PITA, sice they are all installed with a nailing flange. I'd try to identify the manufacturer of the window and see if they offer any sort of replacement sash with double pane/LO E glass.

I guess it's real hard to believe that single pane windows could even pass most codes, esp down where you are. FL? TX? Have you checked into that?
 
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Old 06-08-08, 02:05 PM
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Yep, FL. I just left AZ to try my luck here. The AZ home was built in '94 and had dual pane. Unbelievable that they have single here. I have spoken to several other homeowners in the same city and they have single pane as well. I'm in Central FL so maybe they have different codes. I haven't yet talked to the gov't agencies.

Thanks for the info...John
 
 

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