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Old 02-25-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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what do you guys think is it time for new Windows?

Since I'm gutting this whole bedroom. Putting up new insulation and new drywall for the walls and ceiling do you think I should put in new Windows? I can feel drafts coming from both Windows. I would just put in new ones that are the same size. Picture below

This Window looks almost Ancient to me....
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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Look on the bottom of the sashes and see if you can find info about the window. If it doesn't have low-E glass, time for a replacement.

If it does have low-E, just redo the insulation properly to eliminate the drafts and be done with it.


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Old 02-25-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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Kind of hard to tell from the pics but,
If there is any seal failure in the glass(smokey white appearance)or the window doesn't operate properly,I'd consider replacement.
These seem to be the old mechanically fastened windows which usually came with a 10-15 year warranty on the glass.
The newer vinyl replacements(higher end)have fully welded joints in the frames and sash to cut down on air infiltration,and carry a 20 year warranty because of advances in the construction of the glass panels(warm ege glazing).
Another consideration is the type of valance used for window operation.
The block and tackle system has proven to hold up better over time and is easily available for replacement if needed.
If these windows are 15 years or older, I'd replace them.
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