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Carloscda 11-25-2012 12:03 PM

Need to replace old storm windows
 
Whats the best store to buy single hung windows from and whats a good manufacturer?

Just Bill 11-27-2012 06:49 PM

Storm windows are becoming hard to find, but I think big box stores still have them. Why waste the money, replace the existing windows with more energy efficient windows.

joecaption 11-27-2012 08:56 PM

I aree with Bill.
No more painting, looks a whole lot better, start saving money the day there put in.

funfool 11-27-2012 09:45 PM

One possible cheap fix, but kinda scares me.
I worked in a glass shop for a few months. And we often made our own windows.
Was needed in commercial buildings and some odd ball residential windows.
In the shop we always had different stock of different aluminum window framing.
We always had 4'x8' sheets of glass on stock of different thickness.
For dual pane glass and tempered glass, we always ordered it in correct size and dimension then just built frames for them.

Any decent glass shop, could build you one window in about a 1/2 hour.
Not a lot of labor, single pane glass is fairly cheap, price of aluminum is up.
But would be pretty reasonable for a custom made window.

Just the thought of putting them up and down and storing them every year, all the broken glass that could happen ... but hey, our grandfathers did it.

Carloscda 11-27-2012 09:58 PM

Yes the new style is what I want to use to replace the old storm windows.

Cool-Breeze 12-05-2012 08:12 PM

Try looking at proviadoors.com , they still make a good storm window


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