I'm converting a screened porch to a three season sunroom. I have the
option of installing several six foot by 8 ft sliding glass doors, or
43x80 vinyl double hung windows. My contractor has suggested the
double hung windows, but I'm not sure how easy they'll be to open and
close consider their size. Any ideas, help, opinions will be
I don't know whether they are used in northern climates, but I had
plastic windows with coated alum.
framework in my Fla. room. The windows each had four sections, so when
wide open they stacked
into a 15-18" high stack. Can't for the life of me recall whether they
opened up or down :o) There
was no insulation, of course, but the room was quite nice in evening to
watch the critters that wandered
through my yard. It was really great, in all kinds of Florida weather,
as there was plenty of protection
and air circ.even in thunderstorms.
At our cottage in Canada, I converted a screened porch to a 3 season
sunroom. My windows were 5' high by 6 wide. I just wanted single pane glass
& put in a cheap sliding glass window. I then learned I could get sliding
glass doors cut down for slightly more $ and use them for the other 3
windows. I liked them so much I threw out the 1 plain window & put in
another door. The doors slide so much easier, are Laminated glass, are
easier to adjust & I can move large things threw the sliding door(window).
(2 of them are only 8" above floor)
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