Windows with failed seals - replace pane of glass or replace windows?
I am looking at purchasing a house. I've had the inspection done and one of the items reported was a number of windows with failed seals. The rest of my post has been caught by the spam filter. I'll see if I can post the rest of my message some other way.
While I was with the inspector, he indicated that these could be repaired rather than replaced. He indicated that I would have to have a new pane of glass installed and that he estimated it would be about $100 to $125 each. There's about 6-7 windows with this problem so I wasn't concerned.
I later talked with a window installer. I told him what the inspector told me and this installer said that while this is a possible solution, if the window is still twisting, I would have to replace the window pane again in another 3 years or so. He said I should go with a mid-level type window that would be about $500 each.
Unfortunately, I didn't understand some of what he was talking about so I'm hoping someone here can assist me with this. I also recognize that this guy is in the business of selling/installing new windows so his advice might not be the best. I recognize that having new windows would solve this problem for a longer time but I didn't realize that the inspector's solution would only last for about 3 years.
I am not completely sure what type of windows this house has (still a newbie) but I have posted a few (albeit poor) pictures of them so hopefully this helps.
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.