Re: historical preservation vs. staying warm
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Originally Posted by PlasterMaestro
Original windows can be maintained & kept for as long as the structure lasts.
Vinyl is polluting the air during the manufacture process. They often cannot be repaired, they are expensive & can take over 15 years of energy "savings" (this is assuming the old windows are never maintained) to actually recoup the initial investment.
Replacements NEVER FIT your home the way originals do. They pop in the replacement & seal it with calking & cover up the edges with cheesy trimwork that is totally unlike the originals in your home.
I fixed (and am still fixing) mine....you can too.
Reglaze them...your house will be happier for it. It's been there long before you came along & will be there long after you're gone. Be a caretaker...not a destroyer.
This issue is so much more than an oil bill.
The true Craftsman is nearly extinct,
now it's just Made in China Hidden Content