Yes, your neglected and deteriorated wood windows can be restored and made as good as the day they were new – as these images from Wood Window Makeover show! With new weather stripping and storm windows, they can be as efficient as modern insulated glass windows.
Historic wood windows were made to be repairable – unlike modern windows. With maintenance, these windows will now last another century or more. Replacement windows would be good for 25-30 years at best and then would have to be replaced again, and again, and again.
Most window restoration firms are small companies employing local residents, keeping your hard-earned money in the community. Explore options for restoring your windows before buying new ones.
You can find a nation-wide directory of window restorers on the Window Preservation Association’s website: https://windowpreservationalliance.org/
WPA’s annual conference will be held in Maine during fall foliage season this year and is open to anyone involved in the preservation field. AIA credits are available.
Pick up a copy of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” to learn more about saving your windows.
Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author at YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.
Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors, including “The Window Sash Bible” and “Storm Windows” by Steve Jordan. These two books are “must-haves” for historic homeowners!
Save on cost and shipping with our multi-book combo packs!
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