Replacing steel casement windows?
Thanks for taking time to read this. I have seached the sites for replacing steel casements and my question has not been answered. Bear with me please.
I have a 1950's home with steel casements in 2 window openings. The walls are 8x8x16 cement blocks. The window openings are 24" x 37". I can get a locally made vinyl window in any size to fit the hole.
Question--Who has replaced a window of this type?
Did you leave the steel flange in the block wall or cut it off with a sawzall?
When installing the new window, do you "foam in place" then install stops or trim?
Bolt the new window flange to the old steel flange then foam and add the trim/stops?
Secure treated wood to the blocks and install the window per "normal" as you would to a framed home?
I am waiting to jump into this window project this spring. It's 10deg w/20+ mph winds and I am reminded of these windows only in the winter. Condensate, ice, drafts and 3 years of procrastination is enough.
Anyone, with some experience with a similar situation, please chime in here. All experiences would be appreciated.
At least I will be able to mull over some practical options until it warms.
Thanks again for your time. Dave