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Old 01-16-01, 11:05 AM
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As mentioned above, we have eight 16-over-16 lite single pane wooden double hungs in the chapel of our church. They are each about 3 1/2 feet wide by approx 10 feet high, meaning that each sash is 5 feet high and is very heavy!

Can a vinyl replacement of that size be welded together and maintain integrity if properly installed? We are also looking for half screens on those so they can be opened and closed in fair weather.


-Reverend Gunnar Ingvoldsen
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Old 01-16-01, 10:19 PM
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Reverend, these windows are replaceable, but you might want to consider having the replacements layed out differently than what is currently there. Your current sashes are 3-1/2' by 5' single panes of glass. Any vinyl replacement window will have double pane glass, and it will probably be thicker than what is presently there. Those sashes would weigh twice, maybe three times more than the current ones. Call a couple of glass shops or retrofitting contractors and get their input. I'm sure one of them will be able to come up with a design that will work fine for you. And try to find ones who offer different BRANDS of windows. Each mfgr. will have different designs to offer.

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