basement windows

james_007October 1, 2011

I am thinking about replace my basement windows before we finish the basement. These windows are very old (60yrs old?). There are 7 of them. I measured from inside the concrete opening is 32.25"x14.25". But it looks like the opening is a little deeper (about 16") originally.

I plan to replace them by myself and I am confident I can install them properly. I have been Lowes and Homedepot but I don�t like their basement windows. I am in Boston, MA. What I am looking for is vinyl hopper basement window with a better quality than HD one. The Lowes window is not easy to take apart of them for repair/clean. I have asked two building supply companies but they don�t have basement window in stock and also they don�t want to deal with end user. Is that the policy for all window dealers? Do you know any place will sell windows to DIY guy? thanks

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windowsonwashington

At Home Depot, the Simonton hopper (6500 series) is pretty good.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 11:04AM
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james_007

Strange. I asked one of the HDs in my area and also looked online, there was no Simonton brand. But they have TAFCO WINDOWS now (online).

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 11:55AM
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dennisgli

I'm in the Boston area and I've always used J&C Adams and JB Sash and Door - but I don't know if they carry vinyl?

When I replaced my basement windows I made new frames out of pressure treated 2x and inserted an Andersen Basement/Utility window. The originals were just wood - but the one I replaced a few years ago was Fibrex with dual-pane glass.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 2:49PM
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james_007

thank you, dennisgli. Do they sell windows to homeowner? I want to install them myself.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 6:33PM
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dennisgli

Yes, I don't think they will have a problem selling direct to you.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 11:14AM
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