Can I replace this window inside old door?

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Old 10-13-13, 06:30 AM
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Can I replace this window inside old door?

I have an old basement door that has this weird window that consists of a bunch of glass panels that can be opened and closed like blinds with a handle.

I lose a lot of heat in the winter through this window, so I want to get rid of it. One option is to replace the whole door.

I am curious, though, if it's possible to replace just the window with some sort of standard or custom-made double-pane insert. Who makes/sells such windows?

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Old 10-13-13, 06:55 AM
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Those are called venation style windows, and I agree there about useless.

Id just replace the whole door with a prehung unit.
 
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Old 10-13-13, 07:14 AM
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The official name is Jalousie window. But generally i agree. Made for warm climates but sometimes seen in others. I'm sure you could rig something to work but a new door would be better. A box store might be able to tell you what size vinyl lite they could order... based on that info you could see if it would fit.
 
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Old 10-13-13, 07:16 AM
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Building supply stores can get you new glass inserts if the size matches standard glass. To custom make an IGU for your door would probably not be cost effective. Standard Pre-hung Utility doors are not that expensive and DIY friendly. A solid door would provide the most protection against heat loss if you do not need the glass for visibility.
 
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Pardon my ignorance, but what's IGU?
 
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Old 10-13-13, 09:25 AM
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Insulating glass unit. 2 pc of glass sealed together with an insulating space between them.
 
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