We are undergoing lead abatement in our 100 year old home using a grant from the city. The lead is present all along the window jambs, so our options are:
a) vinyl replacement windows (ugh)
b) strip the windows, add lead-block, reglaze, repair, etc.
City contractors tell us restoration is an extremely time-consuming, labor-intensive process, and that most people are unhappy with the results. I have stated repeatedly that we are happy with the way our windows work now (for the most part, there are a few that stick), why would we be unhappy after we spend $400 per window to have them restored? I suspect that they just don't want to do the work and would rather make an easy profit off the sale and installation of vinyl replacements. Do you think there is something fishy going on?