Old Window Panes When to Restore or to Replace

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When your home have old window panes, sometime its charm and craftsmanship may erode as the time passes and the frost and drafts may start to eat them. It is important if you think on what has to be done on them and you have two options which are to replace or to restore.

There are many windows which cannot be restored easily.  The windows that were made after the 60, they are not the traditional wood windows. The period after the war was pushing the people to build new houses faster and this was eliminating the possibility of designing the traditional wood window.  It takes a long period to be able to build and to install a window with a high level of the craftsmanship but this is was not around during that time. During that time, the builders choose to use the aluminum and the steel window that were made in factory and which did not need too much of wall modification or window preparation. If this kind of the window were placed in your home, then you have to know that you cannot save them but you have to replace them.

ideas for old window panes

For the houses that have old window panes but which were shop crafted in the wood, they may be saved. When you repair the old window they can be energy efficient as the new ones. Even if the old wood may not be upgraded to work as a new window, it can still be upgraded to keep the heat inside.  When you upgrade your old window, you are going to save on the cost and the energy used to make a new window.  Another reason that you should upgrade your old windows is because you cannot find the same heavy and dense woods that were being used before to make the windows. The current wood is not as good as the old wood.



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