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
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.