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Double hung or casement?

Posted by cookingrvc (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 19, 10 at 16:40

We are planning an addition to our home and want to have long windows along the long wall. We understand that the casement operating mechanism might be questionable with a large window and was looking for your opinion on which is best and anything I should be aware of.

We're meeting with the contractor tomorrow to go over the different options/cost.

There will be transoms above the windows too to help give us the look we like. I linked to a picture that shows the look we're going for.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Look


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RE: Double hung or casement?

First question: are you using vinyl, fiberglass or wood?
Casements give you more ventilation than either double hungs or awnings (which is another option with a fixed window above.
If wood is an option, Marvin has a new casement with a max size of 42" x 92" or 36" x 96" fully operable.
Generally double hungs are less expensive than casements as well but performance isn't quite as high if those are considerations. Hope this helps since no one else responded.


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RE: Double hung or casement?

look at tilt-n-turns,they would be perfect in your application


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