"Well if you open a casement to the the fully opened angle (for emergency exit), I think it could be safe to assume one doesn't care about the stress of the wind.
My point was you only need a small opening in a casement to get the…"
"As a DIY, I tore out the old casement windows, metal frame and all. Most of these old houses in our area (RC/NobHill) with the metal casement windows have some amount of fudge factor for adding/taking away plaster and stucco. But from…"
"Another question I have--Some time in the long-ago past, the porch was enclosed with concrete blocks, to enlarge the living room. Two very wide sliding aluminum windows, each about 84" by 335 1/2" were put in, most of the length of…"
"So, is it a truism that, when replacing casement windows in an older (1946) stucco home here, the metal frames should be removed and new windows built to fit the actual openings? What about things like settling of the house--can the new windows…"
"Those in the picture are Milgard's woodclad fiberglass. Depending on the neighborhood, I'd go with a higher end. Maybe not Pella, but something more mid range.
I agree that one should stay away from any metal frame windows. Even though…"
"I think you're making the right choice for you! I meant to comment a long time ago on here that my father is a contractor and makes the drive for Don's Window's--they are the best quality (and local)."