I am about to close off the existing opening in a rear exterior wall that
now contains a set of double doors plus a sidelight window on each side of
the double doors. The plan is to end up with a closed wall in that space,
and just two side-by-side double hung windows -- no door. The window(s)
will be new double-hung exterior vinyl windows, not "replacement" windows.
I think that I probably already know the answer to my own question, but I
thought that I would throw it out here just in case I am wrong.
My question is:
1) Do people in this situation special-order a one-piece window unit that
is already made up of two side-by-side double hung windows in one unit?; or,
2) Should I just buy two same-size double-hung windows and just frame it
out so that the center post between the two windows built by me (us), and
then just mount each window in its own pre-framed space?
My guess is that the standard answer is "2", not "1", but I decided to ask
And, of course, any other thoughts, suggestions, or considerations regarding
this project would be welcomed.