October 23rd, 2016

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A common goal of old windows replacement is to make them efficient as new window while maintaining an old look. Below you will find three strategies for that end on 100 year old double hung windows.

The Old Window Paradigm.

This house has red decorative moldings above the sashes. This gives the old Victorian a distinct look, but also makes it hard to duplicate. We will begin with the easy installation of new window technology and move to a complete old window looking new window in the laundry room.

1. Single Sash replacement for very narrow windows.

The box bay window
has very narrow sides (less than 18 inches). It is never opened, for opening would afford little ventilation. Here Jason bought two new insulated glass units, with Lo E coating and argon gas filled. He further modernized his glass package with a super spacer. This makes the perimeter of the glass about seven degrees warmer in the winter than the old aluminum spacers.

For Old World Look to New World Windows Call Dave Paul 608/206-1082

These glass units, when installed in a sash, went from the bottom of the sill to the top of the header. They cost little money (less than $100 for each opening) and look very good.

2. Double Hung Replacement Windows for the normal sashes.

Now Jason had to deal with the leaky 100 year old larger sashes. He took replacement double hung vinyl windows and installed them in the larger openings Notice all the decorative red scroll work is retained.

3. Double Hung New Window that looks old

The laundry was very dark even on a bright sunny day, so somebody suggested making a hole in the wall and installing a new window. Jason was able to frame to code and copy the decorative molding for above the outside view.  "It took two days, but it looks just like the old windows and keeps the house as warm as brand new windows... because it is!

For Old World Look to New World Windows Call Dave Paul 608/206-1082


Dave's Custom Windows and Doors
1386 County Trunk W
Stoughton, WI
United States   53589

Phone: 608-206-1082

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