Let the buyer beware! Learn how to be smart in a world of dumb builders and sharp salespeople. This is your Ultimate Guide to old windows. Read and learn.
Other Windows Articles & Information
Painting a window sash is not as simple as you think. There are rules for color placement on a window.
New windows are designed differently making it difficult if not impossible to achieve the result you expect. See how to recognize the difference and learn how to make it work.
There is a big difference between the appearance of wood windows and vinyl windows. See the difference of how they look in this house and their effect on curb appeal. [Read more]
Few elements of a building contribute to its architectural character than do the windows and window sashes. Click here to open a PDF file, for a great read by James L. Garvin of the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources on: The evolution of window sashes. [Read more]
A report has been produced comparing the Cumulative Energy Use of Historic Windows versus Contemporary Windows. [Read more]
Saving Windows, Saving Money – a newly published report on energy performance of windows. The report analyzes do-it-yourself solutions such as window films and weather stripping to replacing older windows with new ones. [Read more]
If You Already Have Replacement Windows…
Replica windows are a good choice for the homeowner who needs to replace their replacement windows or has an un-restorable window. [Read more]
Kolbe windows is a last resort for those who cannot restore their original historic windows and also a good option for replacing a replacement window. You must first understand which to use and which model to avoid. [Read more]
Marvin windows is a last resort for those who cannot restore their original historic windows and also a good option for replacing a replacement window. You must first understand which model is good and which to avoid. [Read more]
Pella Windows is a poor option for those needing to replace a window. See why. [Read more]
Although Andersen Windows has an old trusted name they are a window company you should not use. [Read more]