Replacing Screened Enclosure with Windows

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Old 07-11-20, 03:28 PM
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Replacing Screened Enclosure with Windows

I have this screen porch off of our living room. I would like to convert it to having windows - no more screens and dirt!. I'm attaching a few pics. Can someone tell me the type of windows that would fit in the opening. I'm not sure of the name. Thanks!



 
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Old 07-11-20, 03:44 PM
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If you want them to fit the existing openings, just take your measurements into any box store and they will have custom vinyl windows you can order. You would want new construction style windows that come with a nailing flange.

Typically they would be divided 2/3:1/3... and you would have an awning on the bottom 1/3 for ventilation, and a fixed picture window on top. But you could also use all fixed picture windows if you dont want any screens nor the option to open them. The lower windows must be tempered due to their proximity to the ground.

You could also frame in the lower 1/3 section and put siding on it, since that would eliminate the lower windows. Then custom fixed picture windows in the upper 2/3. You could install single or double hungs, if you wanted the option to open them, but they would also block your view somewhat.
 
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Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. This helps!
 
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Old 07-12-20, 04:44 AM
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Will this be a heated room? If it will continue to be a 3 season room, triple track storm windows will be a less expensive alternative.
 
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It will be a all year living space. Heat and AC. Hopefully I can fit a mini split system with the blower up on top. Does this change the type of window you mentioned?
 
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Depends on the current wall thickness. Most Vinyl Replacement window are 3 1/4 3 3/8 The entire master frame needs to be supported.
 
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The fin on most vinyl windows allows the window to protrude 1" from the framing, so as Nevar says, as long as the wall thickness is about 2 1/4", it will work fine.
 
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