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engnenk

11:55PM | 04/29/06
Member Since: 04/29/06
1 lifetime posts
I am usually good at researching a problem to the point that I convince myself that it is not a problem. However, Idon't think that I will be able to do that with my rotten single pane windows. Replacing them seems to be a good idea even if the payback will be measured in decades,

I have found a very unique product in the H window. Is there any experience with them that can be shared?

TruBlue

02:22PM | 04/30/06
Member Since: 04/28/06
42 lifetime posts
The H-Window is a rather unique window. Although they make casements, doors, and fixed windows, their main product is an awning window (hinged on top, swings open on the bottom) with a unique hinge system that allows it to pivot and be cleaned from the inside. You can see pictures of it at their website www.hwindow.com

Some comments:

Can come as a traditional awning shape (wider than taller) or as a casement shape (taller than wider). Can be stacked two units high to simulate a double hung look. Available in picture window sizes (within reason) while still being able to pivot for washing. It performs very well. I like it. Heavy duty aluminum cladding and hardware. Standard or custom interior woods available. Although pricey but it's mainly sold in the commercial market. I've never seen a home with the window, only commercial jobs. The hardware has a push bar rather than a roto operator, but the hardware system is simple, effective and allows for the pivot/wash feature. Push bars are often cheap junk but not theirs. Rotogear operators ("crank handles") are available but I believe that changes the wash feature. Awning windows are not too common on homes compared to casements (or double hungs for that matter), but if you're looking for an awning or picture window with pivot features take a serious look at this. Because of limited distribution, decent performance, and lack of competition, dealers can command a premium price for this window but it is a pretty cool product. A traditional casement or awning would typically have a much more competitive price, but you get what you pay for!


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