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cibula11 04-17-2008 01:05 PM

repair or replace?
I have a large (96x48) casement picture casement window in my kitchen. The casements are getting condensation and on one of them the exterior pane is broken. I priced some cheaper vinyl windows and it was going to cost me $800 for a new window. Any ideas what it might cost to replace the glass instead?

I'm leaning towards replacing the whole window because we will be putting in a new casement in another area of the kitchen, but $800 seemed hefty for a window in a starter home.

handyguys 04-18-2008 12:25 PM

maybe YOU want to try the repair. The Handyguys did a show in doing this yourself. Its a podcast - give it a listen at
Even if your windows is not exactly the same the process should be similar.

I need to retract what I said, maybe - 96"x48"? Thats big. If its smaller sections then go for it. If its one big piece of glass then $800 may be a good price for an entire new window.

John7447 04-20-2008 03:03 PM

It sounds like a good price I would save up and go new
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cibula11 04-21-2008 10:39 AM

Thanks for the advice. I've now noticed that both casements are trapping moisture and the brick moulding is rotting on the outside. I figure with all the hassle of repairing I would be better off spending a couple benjamin's more and getting a new one. Plus, new window = another summer project:D

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