Replacing steel windows from 1952
Hi - I'm going to need some advice.
My daughter just purchased a small 1952 tract home that still has the original steel windows. Many of them are stuck shut, painted over, and are drafty. They also are almost flush with the inside of the room so there is no windowsill inside. (There is a wood frame and sloped sill outside and some thin wood trim inside)
We're looking for white vinyl single-hung replacements. Price is definitely an issue, but we don't want "too cheap" since energy efficiency and security are important.
One dealer in town sells Simonton and Ply-Gem, another carries Miglard. Any recommendations or brand we should avoid?
Will the walls need to be opened to get the old windows out? We're just trying to make the house safe and warm at this time, not a major remodel.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.