Have a few wooden bedroom windows that are about 30 years old, have some rot
on them, and need to be replaced.
Have never looked at window replacements for many a year.
Would like to get some basic info. prior to calling in a contractor.
These are pretty typical wooden bedroom windows.
a. Do I want to consider Vinyl, which always seem to be advertised ?
What are the pros and cons of vinyl vs. wood ?
e.g., cost, quality, etc. ?
b. Can a few vinyl windows blend in "well" with the remaining house's
wooden windows ? Are they paintable, or do you just match the outside
vinyl's color to the trim used on the existing wooden windows ?
c. What is meant by "double hung" windows ?
d. Is it worth the extra cost for insulated glass, etc. ? These are not
massive windows; just the regular bedroom size
e. what else should I be thinking of, but aren't smart enough to know
enough to ask here, or to make sure to ask the contractor ?
f. I realize there are a zillion variables involved, but what (live outside
of Boston) are "typical" window prices ? And, as a total price, with