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Replacing metal casement windows

I have the original metal framed, single pane casement windows in my 1930 English Gothic home. They are in pretty bad shape (many broken panes, some minor rusting, most with dried-out glazing, some painted shut, some with inoperable hardware. Is it sensible to restore these, or should I replace them with new double glass insulated windows?

Re: Replacing metal casement windows

I would replace them, they transfer cold and create weeping inside when the cold hits the warm air inside. The money you will put into refurbishing them would be better spent replacing them with energy efficient windows.

Calcats ;)

Re: Replacing metal casement windows

I agree with the above poster:D

Re: Replacing metal casement windows

I would restore them. Nothing mentioned in your post cannot be fixed fairly easily.

Those windows were made special for your place. Nothing else will ever fit or seal like those.

Paint can be removed, glass is cheap, glazing is easy & hardware can be cleaned up. ALL for about $20 per window or less.

Save the $$ & buy yourself something nice! :D

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