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phil
Energy Efficient Renovated Windows

Am in the process of renovating a circe 1870-80 home in historic district of Gettysburg PA and badly need to renovate the original wood windows. I have heard there is a company in PA that renovates existing wood windows using low-e double paned glass, etc. Need contact info. The house was converted into apartments in 1953 and I am in the process of turning it back into it's original single family configuration. All woodwork is Chesnut and has never been painted (did I get lucky or what?) Thanks for any help.

SecondEmpire1870
Re: Energy Efficient Renovated Windows

Phil,

Another alternative for you to consider would be inside storm windows.

I faced a similar issue - a house built in 1870 with wooden windows and outside storms.

I opted for inside storm windows as they provide another insulating layer at a reasonable cost with no negative visual impacts.

It cost me about $100/window to do this (avg window size = 3' x5').

The main cost was in the plexiglass for the windows. I used 1/4" plexiglass (you could probably get away with 1/8") as I also wanted to reduce road noise into the house.

It took about 45 minutes of work to fabricate each window - lots of cutting and adhering for the magnetic gaskets.

Sherry
Re: Energy Efficient Renovated Windows

Here’s a guy who gives seminars on repairing historic homes. Maybe he can help you.

http://www.historichomeworks.com/hhw/education/seminars.htm

Good luck.

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