We've recently moved into a house with two arched exterior windows that actually open more like doors. They are full sized and arched, but the bottom of the rails are rotten. I have received quotes from joinery companies to have them replaced but the prices are very high (because of the arch?). The areas around the rails are solid, including the sills. What is the best way to repair them; doing a bit of research online it seems I can fill the void with expanding foam, cut in new pieces of timber and sand and repaint. I'm a bit confused, I have basic DIY skills and and an even more basic toolkit. Is it worth attempting or should I just suck it up and pay for the replacements. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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