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Replacing windows has always been a staple for residential remodelers. Some 22 million windows were replaced in 1996, and industry estimates are that more windows are now used for replacement than in new construction. There is no shortage of manufacturers — there are nearly a dozen national brands and several hundred regional and local shops. For this article, we looked at replacement windows that could be installed without any major carpentry or trim work. Replacement Window Basics Replacement windows are available in wood, wood-clad, and vinyl. The national brands are most readily available in wood and wood-clad units, and some manufacturers offer sash and frame materials made from composite and fiberglass materials. Double-hung