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Are (non-opening) picture windows more energy efficient than windows that open? If so, what should I look for?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 14, 2012 01:00 AM
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I currently have old wooden double-hung windows with after-market storm windows. I never open these windows since I get excellent cross-ventilation through the doors. The many layers of paint on the windows make them nearly impossible to open and clean. So, I'm considering replacing them with fixed picture windows which will make it easier to keep clean them, will let in more natural light, and will provide a better view. What are your thoughts? Thanks!




 

 

I currently have old wooden double-hung windows with after-market storm windows. I never open these windows since I get excellent cross-ventilation through the doors. The many layers of paint on the windows make them nearly impossible to open and clean. So, I'm considering replacing them with fixed picture windows which will make it easier to keep clean them, will let in more natural light, and will provide a better view. What are your thoughts? Thanks!

Dear Wendy:

This is a great question that is fairly simple to answer. Funny enough, about 6-years ago I changed out the windows in my 1948 San Diego Beach Bungalow because...



 

 

 
 
 

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