old window Repair vs. Replace debate
I'm just curious what people in these forums feel about keeping the original windows in old houses if they're in decent shape. It seems like the trend is to replace everything with dual-pane vinyl. I can understand this in most places, but what about those of you who live in mild climates? Would you keep the original windows on, say, a Victorian, knowing that the value of your house would improve if you replaced them? And aren't there other options, like weather-proofing them, rather than removing all those beautiful antique windows? It seems so rare to see old windows nowadays (at least where I live in California) that they really stand out to me when I do.