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KansasCity 09-02-2013 02:26 PM

Recommend basement window
We are planning to replace our basement windows due to their poor shape. The current window roughly measures 31" wide and 29" tall and we will be replacing all the framing due to its condition. The basement walls are stone, but on the interior have been covered concrete at some point in the past.

We do have a walk-out basement door and we are not planning on changing the basement to a bedroom, so egress isn't as big of concern.

I am attaching a picture to show our current setup.

What style of window would be recommended? Hopper, awning, casement?

Should we go with custom size or try to find an in-stock size (if so what size)?

cleveman 09-02-2013 07:08 PM

I've installed a lot of vinyl 2 block high x 2 block long (16x32) windows and I would think you could go with that style. They can be opened up or down, depending on how they are installed. You'll have to go to the store to see if there is a stock size available for you, otherwise I wouldn't think it would be a big deal to order them.

TarheelTerp 09-02-2013 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by KansasCity (Post 1237209)
We are planning to replace our basement windows due to their poor shape.
Should we go with custom size or...

Most good sized cities still have real lumberyards with a sash shop. Get whatever style they are most comfortable making. Dimensions won't matter.

A new DH window of the same sort you have now should be fine... and would probably look best.

HomeSealed 09-03-2013 10:11 AM

If egress is no concern, get whichever you prefer for operation and appearance. I'd definitely go to a supply house or window dealer to order up the proper size. All vinyl windows are custom made to the 1/8" or less, so no need for a "stock" size.

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