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Old 04-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Replacing old aluminum windows


I am purchasing a 23 year old house with aluminum windows that have had moderate to severe water damage. Should I replace them with aluminum or go with a different material? The house is in Murrieta, Ca.

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Going to need a picture of the windows.
I personaly would never suggest anyone install metal framed windows.
Most have no thermal brake so the frames frost up. The most likly reason your seeing moisture damage now.

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Going to need a picture of the windows.
I personaly would never suggest anyone install metal framed windows.
Most have no thermal brake so the frames frost up. The most likly reason your seeing moisture damage now.

Actually today Joe, prime aluminum windows all have a thermal break.
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Would you install them in your own home?
I've seen to many of them start leaking in the outside corners.
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Would you install them in your own home?
I've seen to many of them start leaking in the outside corners.

Not where I live, but then again he lives in California and most likely have the temp problem I have.

yes, I have seen aluminum windows that do not leak.

As far as the OP is concerned, I would contact local contractors and see what they recommend.
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