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Glass loss in replacement windows?

Posted by warp50 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 4, 11 at 12:04

Hello, I am just starting to look for replcement windows for my home. I have a question regarding the actual glass area of a replacement window. I have heard that you will lose a certain percentage of glass area or "viewing area" with a vinyl replacement window. Currently I have wood casement windows in the home, I would like to stay with the casement style in a maintenance free vinyl window. I would like to know if anybody can tell me just how much glass area I will lose with a replacement? Thanks in advance for your responses.


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RE: Glass loss in replacement windows?

Some of the vinyl windows I would look at if you want to minimize glass loss are Sunrise, Okna, Softlite and Gorell. All have relatively norrow profiles. You might also talk to a contractor regarding a full frame replacement. It will cost more than an insert install but if it's what you want then get it.


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