Air Sealing Used Windows – Casement vs Double Hung
Hi. I am in Zone 4a and am building a house on the cheap.
I have acquired two sets of windows and want to know which I should use?
I presume the older wood casements as it seems they would be easiest to achieve an airtight seal compared to the double hung windows.
I like the vinyl windows because they can look brand new with a wash, but the air sealing is of great concern.
wood casement windows from 1990-ish, double pane, casement windows that open with a hand-crank.
vinyl replacement windows from 2000-ish, double pane, full double hung, tilt out.
The wood windows have a little mold from sitting in storage, but I will treat and paint them before install.
Thank you for your advice.
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