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inserts versus sash kits

Posted by aejamison (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 24, 10 at 20:20

I considering replacing some of my old windows. I've been looking at the Zap kit from Jeld-Wen. It seems to me if the existing window frame is square, then these kits install faster and give more glass space than a pocket insert. Am I missing something? Is there an advantage to pocket insert replacements versus the sash kits? Thanks.

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RE: inserts versus sash kits

Sash kits are more subject to air leakage and are more sensitive to proper installation.

RE: inserts versus sash kits

Sash kits also use older technology (vinyl jambs etc.) You will generally get a nicer window with the insert. The drawback as you said in your post is you lose glass area but the post by wow is right on. Good luck!

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