Q: There are several old windows in my house that need to be changed out, but I'm working with a tight budget. Are replacement windows OK, rather than having standard new windows installed?
A: Replacement units, which consist of a frame containing window sashes, are made to slip right into existing frames. If the casings, jambs, sills, and other framing parts of the existing window are in good condition, replacements can be installed simply by taking off the frame's stop strips and removing old sashes.
Replacement windows are available in most of the same styles and with all the energy efficient features expected in new windows. Installation typically takes about an hour per window when done by most experienced do-it-yourselfers or any professional window installer.