21 Jul '11, 12pm

Getting the Most from Old Windows: A Tale of Attachments

Getting the Most from Old Windows: A Tale of Attachments

Most of us approach poorly performing old windows with a step-by-step exploration from one less-than-optimal fix to the next. Improving existing window performance shouldn't be that way, and it doesn't have to with new online resources. Home Sweet Home In 2000, my wife and I moved into a nearly 100-year old home in New England, equipped with the original wood single- paned double-hung windows. These windows were supported by some pretty typical window attachments: triple-track exterior aluminum storm windows and opaque vinyl interior roller shades. By and large, the windows themselves operated pretty well. All the sashes raised, lowered, and locked (more than you can say for a lot of 100-year-old windows). But the storm windows and roller shades were another story. Conventional aluminum storm windows You know these storms--the terrifically annoying, anodized aluminum, trip...

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