Should I replace casement windows with double hung

The interior of my wood casement windows get wet when it rains. I am thinking of replacing them with double hung. I am afraid it will change the look of my 20 year old house or could effect efficiency. However if they get wet it could cause rot and other problems What do you think?
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On Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:44:02 AM UTC-3, Window concern wrote:

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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.
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