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Seeking reccos re replacing windows

Posted by Optimist999 (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 3, 12 at 16:47

I'm looking for recommendations on replacement windows on my circa-1960 ranch-style house.

The current windows are wood-frame, single-pane, double-hung, held in place by light aluminum rails nailed to the basic window opening.

I have begun looking at replacements, and Andersen makes a window that can be replaced in the same space, with no replacement of trim.

Does anyone have any general observations on this subject, on specific brands, on whether this simple form of replacement is a good idea, etc.? Thanks.


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RE: Seeking reccos re replacing windows

Which Andersen window are you referring to. If you are referring to the Renewal by Andersen, you can search that term and probably find a myriad of threads on that window.

What do you want you new windows to look like?


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RE: Seeking reccos re replacing windows

As to what I want them to look like....I'm not after any particular look. This is more about functionality than looks. I guess "modern".

Thanks for the idea of searching. I will do that.


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RE: Seeking reccos re replacing windows

As far as the look question goes, what do you want the material feel to be like?

If you are okay with vinyl, you will have the best bang for the buck out of that material category.


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RE: Seeking reccos re replacing windows

I will have to take a close(r) look at vinyl.

I should have said, "the main thing is functionality, except that I would never buy anything that looked tacky or cheap". I'm not opposed to vinyl, in principle--I'd have to see how it looks.


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RE: Seeking reccos re replacing windows

There are some good looking vinyl windows out there so don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

I think you will be pleasantly surprised.


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RE: Seeking reccos re replacing windows

In general, what are some good brands, and some brands to stay away from? I plan to avoid anything that's not a national brand, e.g. anything not in the category of Andersen, Marvin, Pella, etc.


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