I'm looking at purchasing a house that has Asbestos siding. I know that
in and of itself asbestos siding is not harmful... but what I'm
wondering is... if I want to have replacement windows put into the
house. Will it cost more/cause problems because of the asbestos? Or
will they be able to just work in the window space? I really don't
know how replacement windows go into a house, pardon my ignorance.
Replacement windows are installed differently for different style of frames.
There are several types of wood frames, aluminum framed, steel framed.
Since no one here can see how your existing windows are installed or the
type of framework, best bet would to inquire about your concerns with a
knowledgeable installer which can get a visual on it.
Good for you. too many people panic over trivial things.
Depends on the existing windows and how they will be replaces. If you have
wood sashes in double hung windows, you just remove the trim, remove the
stops, remove the sash. They put some caulk and screw in the replacement.
Nothing is touched on the outside or the siding.
If you have aluminum framed windows, different story.
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