replying to Window concern, Iggy wrote:
If anything, I'd start by replacing the Casements' gaskets, as you may be
thrilled with your old windows once they're dry and newly energy efficient.
20-years old isn't necessarily outdone by today's windows and definitely not by
any and every new window, only a few would be a guaranteed improvement. Casement
style (includes awnings and hoppers) does seal the absolute best, are the
easiest to clean and the cheapest to get with internal blinds.
However, I personally prefer Double Hung windows to any other style of window.
Mainly, due to the Screens being on the outside, can be tilted in for cleaning,
can be completely removed for exterior painting or moving furniture and you can
open just the top sash for ventilation during most rains.