06:11PM | 10/24/01
Member Since: 10/23/01
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I am going to replace the windows in my sons room. I have been looking at double hung, 2 window replacement units. I am a bit confused on how to measure. I also have to replace the sill. Does it make more sense to replace everything instead of a straight replacement window?

I am guessing that the 1x4 trim around the window should stay but the middle 2 1x4's should be removed. They form a T at the top and bottom. My guess is that all the 1x4 trim should stay with the exception of the middle two.

I think that I should measure from the inside of the 1x4 on the right to the inside of the 1x4 on the left and from the inside of the 1x4 on the top to the window sill.

I would like to make sure that I am measuring correctly before ordering them. I also understand that there should be a little space left for expansion on all sides, but how much 1/4" perhaps?

Any pointers or help is appreciated.


Steven E. Johnson

[This message has been edited by stjohn39 (edited October 24, 2001).]

[This message has been edited by stjohn39 (edited October 24, 2001).]

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07:44PM | 10/24/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
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This looks like this is 2 double hung window units attached at the center mullion. Remove the whole thing! Measure the rough opening and order this size window, if vinyl it will come 1/2" smaller w/h (4'0" will be 47 1/2")


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