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 Post subject: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:44 pm 

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I have old Andersen combination picture-awning windows that are deteriorating and I would like to replace them with double-hung. Two companies (Renewal by Andersen and Marvin Infinity) suggest doing Full-Frame replacements which would require new interior trim. Two vinyl companies would cut out the windows and put in inserts leaving the trim. Is full-frame a better option when totally changing the window style?


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 Post subject: Re: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Better for getting more glass back. If done properly, and insert window application can be just fine as well.

What is the exterior of the home (brick, siding, etc)?


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 Post subject: Re: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:26 pm 

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The front of the house is brick and the rest is vinyl siding.


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 Post subject: Re: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:00 pm 

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The full frame/ full tear will give the best overall job. It will be more exspensive than insert options.


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 Post subject: Re: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:13 pm 
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anthony wrote:
The full frame/ full tear will give the best overall job. It will be more exspensive than insert options.

+1, but as WOW said, either can be done effectively. A full tear-out would be ideal, but if budget is a primary concern, an insert application can be done to high standards of appearance and performance by a qualified installer... It just depends on your priorities and budget.


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