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dinosaur1 12-03-2011 02:19 PM

Window replacement / foggy window
 
I heard of companies out there who would just replace your windows, but keep the same frame. Is this generally a good idea? Our home was built in 1997 and they originally installed vinyl windows. We live next to a busy street so not only can we hear sounds from the street the windows have just ok insulation.

Windows on Wash 12-03-2011 06:25 PM

Can you identify the manufacturer on the windows?

Pull down the upper sash (if a double hung) and look for a manufacturers label on the top of the top sash or in the head pocket.

joecaption 12-03-2011 06:31 PM

Are these double paned windows?
There is no company that can just replace the windows and fix the problems you describe. If there cheap windows they are what they are.
Planting some evergreen trees between the street and your home would be more effective.

dinosaur1 12-03-2011 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption
Are these double paned windows?
There is no company that can just replace the windows and fix the problems you describe. If there cheap windows they are what they are.
Planting some evergreen trees between the street and your home would be more effective.

I have 11 blue spuce's back there that are over 20 feet tall.

EcoStarRemodel 12-03-2011 07:01 PM

It's important to find the manufacturer. You may have a warranty that would cover a glass seal failure. If that's the case, th manufacturer will send replacement sashes at little or no charge.

kwikfishron 12-03-2011 08:13 PM

I hope were not on our way to another epic saga to a simple question that can be answered with some "correct" basic info.

You all will find some pics of dinos windows in THIS thread.

dinosaur1 12-03-2011 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron
I hope were not on our way to another epic saga to a simple question that can be answered with some "correct" basic info.

You all will find some pics of dinos windows in THIS thread.

Wow how freaky is that. You actually like to track people down just to talk down to them? Sad...

kwikfishron 12-03-2011 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 785305)
Wow how freaky is that. You actually like to track people down just to talk down to them? Sad...

No, it wasn’t till just now that I looked at that thread again looking for a picture of your windows and noticed the last post #121 that ………….round circled.

I want you to get the help you need in this thread and you’ll hear no more from me. :scooter:

dinosaur1 12-03-2011 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwikfishron

No, it wasn’t till just now that I looked at that thread again looking for a picture of your windows and noticed the last post #121 that ………….round circled.

I want you to get the help you need in this thread and you’ll hear no more from me. :scooter:

Thanks for having some common sense there......(not)

joecaption 12-04-2011 07:09 AM

Foggy windows between the panes is one thing, the seals are broken and the manufacture in most cases will replace them. But there no mention of fog in the windows in the decription of the problums in the detailed part of the post.
Replacing the sashes will not reduce the noise. If there drafty then it's loose most likly an install problum, no window tape, loose sash and needs shimming around the frame, no insulation between the rough framing and the jams. Non of which can be fixed by just replacing the sash.
That was my point.


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