Check out this new video on restoring windows from Ask This Old House and my friend Alison Hardy of Window Woman of New England!
Click here to watch the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tIWQTE395A
Often, neglected and deteriorated wood windows can be made as good as the day they were new and be as efficient as new windows when paired with a storm sash. Historic wood windows were made to be repairable – unlike modern windows. With maintenance, these windows can last another century or more. Replacement windows might be good for 25 years and then have to be replaced again.
Many homeowners restore their windows, but there are firms specializing in the work for folks who don’t have the time or inclination to do it themselves. Most window restoration firms are small companies that employ local residents, keeping your hard-earned money in the community. Explore options for restoring your windows before buying the sales pitch for new ones.
You can find a nationwide directory of window restorers on the Window Preservation Association’s website: https://windowpreservationalliance.org/
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 in our shop, 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 with our multi-book combo packs!
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