We're new homeowners. We have a house with ten double hung windows with
double panes. They're by Thermal-Guard. They look old, but I don't
really know their age. Each window has at least one sash with bad
condensation between the panes. Many have condensation in both. Some
have discolored film between the panes (?). Some have broken springs.
The question is: Should we replace the complete windows? Or just the
bad glass "sealed units" and fix the springs separately (possible?)?
We had a guy from a local glass shop take a look. He's the one that
suggested just replacing the glass. But he was high and more than a
little creepy, so we don't want him back. (There are other shops, I'm
But we do have a recommendation for a guy that can replace the complete
windows. He's highly recommended by several trustworthy friends (picky
skeptical people - engineers). His prices are said to be very
So, what do you think? I realize it's a complicated question, but does
anyone have advice or an opinion? Thanks for your help.