Questions About Windows

Which should be replaced first - windows or siding?

I live in a condo that was constructed in 1980. All buildings are 2 stories with 8 units per building. Each unit has its own entry. So the buildings are similar to a town home but smaller like a condo. My unit in May had some siding removed and there was a lot of water damage underneath. Only one unit had water damage inside the condo due to the siding leaking. The condo board has decided to replace the siding. However, they would also like to replace the windows at the same time. The home association does not have enough money saved so they will have to raise the monthly rates significantly. My opinion is we need new siding since we have had problems with the original siding. The windows haven't caused any water damage so we don't need them. I understand it would be easier to replace both at the same time. But the amount they want to increase our fees is too high to do both. Without seeing our buildings, is it okay to replace siding first then replace windows at a later time like 5 years from now?

Looking for V-channel weather stripping for old double-hung windows

I am looking for V-channel/strip weather stripping for old double hung windows. Specifically vinyl or metal V-strips to stop drafts in 90 year old double hung windows. I have looked at Lowes and Home Depot and they do not carry these. Any ideas as to where I may be able to fine these? Thanks

Window unit air conditioner installed in vinyl windows?

We do not have central AC, but want to replace our wooden windows with vinyl; however, we do not want to drill holes in the vinyl when time to install the window AC in the Spring. Any suggestions?

Window Replacement in Vancouver, Washington's Wet Climate

Our kids have a field day drawing in the steamy windows of our 60-year old home. How can we be sure that window replacements we're planning to buy won't steam up?

Window Replacement in a Wilmington, Delaware, Crooked Opening

One front window in our old house is obviously not level. Since all the other windows are the same size, a carpenter will have to rebuild the opening so the window replacement size matches the others. This is a 1940's wood frame house. How much will the labor cost to remove the old window, rebuild the opening, and replace the window?

Decorative Window for Bathroom Remodeling

I'd like to do a bathroom remodel to let in more light. I'd remove the small, high window and waterproof wall it's in and use multi-colored glass blocks from tub deck height up to 7' high. Will this let in too much cold during a Grand Junction winter for comfort while bathing?

Wher can I find an operating triangular window?

I am designing an A-frame cabin and want the peak windows to operate Hopper-style for ventilation in the summer. I have not found any manufacturer's websites that show operating triangular windows. Who can make these for me?

Can I put a vinyl double hung window in a shower?

I had a garden tub with a window over it. I am replacing that area (48X 60) with a shower. The window was an aluminum clad wood window. Will I have any regrets installing a vinyl double hung vs glass block?

Room Additions in Anchorage, Alaska

We want to bump out exterior walls that face our northwest view to create a dining nook beyond the kitchen and a home office beyond a seldom-used walk-in closet. Both additions would be 8' x 8'. To maximize the view I'd like fixed-pane maximum insulated windows about 7'h x 6'w on all three walls of both room additions. How much extra in initial cost and heating bills would this cost over 4'h x 6'w windows?

Aluminum Versus Vinyl Window Replacements

If an aluminum window replacement has the ENERGY STAR label and costs less than a vinyl window with the same label, is there any reason for choosing vinyl versus aluminum for our Daytona Beach, Florida, home?

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