Changing picture-awning combination to double hung

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Changing picture-awning combination to double hung

#1 Post by golfgal6 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:44 pm

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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Re: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:18 pm

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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Re: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung

#3 Post by golfgal6 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:26 pm

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

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Re: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung

#4 Post by TheWindowNerd » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:00 pm

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

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Re: Changing picture-awning combination to double hung

#5 Post by HomeSealed » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:13 pm

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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