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Old 03-23-09, 07:05 PM
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Basement Windows

I need to replace three windows in my basement. Not sure what type they are. Only thing I can do is try to describe what they look like. They consist of two panes, one of which slides open, and they are about 2 feet wide by 1 foot high with an aluminum frame. They are easily removed by pressing two tabs on the top of the window, which separates it from the frame. Can someone tell me what these are called and where I can get replacements? I may just decide to replace them altogether with double pane vinyl replacement windows.
 
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Old 03-24-09, 03:09 PM
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That is called a slider or glider. Why do you need to replace them, drafty?? Most lumber yards can order new windows to within 1/4" for about $125, more or less. But you need someone that understands how those windows were installed to get the correct dimensions.
 
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They aren't too drafty, but they are 26 years old and single pane. I'm getting a pretty decent tax refund this year and want to do some relatively inexpensive repairs to make my home more energy efficient, plus one of them is cracked.
 
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Every bit helps. You should notice a difference with double glass windows, but also add L0-E glass. It is usually optional but I think it is worth a few more dollars.
 
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