I have a house built in 1920 that still has the original windows that are very neglected. I am trying to decide if I can restore the windows or do I need to replace them. I have attached some pictures of one of the windows. My main question is can I save the windows or do I need to replace them.
I like not only the original trim, but also the fact that the sashes, and in most cases the glass are original. If I can refurbish I have a list of questions.
1. The weather stripping is zinc (I believe), can I use a more modern weather stripping (plastic, foam, etc.)?
2. When I remove the sashes, should I sand both sides down or use a stripper to get to bear wood?
3. How do I make sure the stain matches the old?
4. Would it be better to remove all of the trim and strip that and select any stain I want?