I am purchasing a house with a mixture of wooden double hung and aluminum sliding windows and want to replace the glass with double glaze starting with the wooden windows. Has anyone done this? Can I just swap the panes or do I have to replace the whole window? Any tips?
Welcome to Workshop and thanks for joining in the discussion. This sounds like a worthwhile project. I trust you will receive helpful advice from our community members. Feel free to post anytime you might need some inspiration or information.
Were you planning to DIY @JDE? If not, perhaps you could share what area you're in and someone might be able to share a recommendation for a double glazing specialist.
Sorry, no real window experience from me @JDE although in my new house I'm building I have 10.5mm panes of glas which reduce outisde noise by over 40% and have great energy ratings too (although cant remember that stats). So you could consider thicker glass rather than double glazing. http://www.viridianglass.com/products/noise/vlam-hush (the 34% reduction is based on the 6.5mm option)
I remembered I was curious about this myself so had a poke around. Looks like it's certainly achievable as long as the timber frames are in good condition.
These links might be helpful: