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Besides, some old houses have beautiful windows that are well worth keeping.
Just because your old windows are drafty, rattly, or won’t stay open doesn’t mean you have to replace them, says Andrew Coviello, the Greenwich Window Doctor.
As all veteran renovators know, the solid wood products sold today do not stand up as well to the elements as the wood used 50 or 100 years ago.
(This is mostly because the lumber is farmed quickly rather than naturally grown slowly.) So, to avoid seeing your new windows rot, you’ll want to consider an alternative to solid wood.
Or he can install a window insert, which is a smaller unit that fits inside the existing opening, without the need for removing the existing trim.
The latter saves 0 to 0 per window in labor costs, but it doesn’t allow for insulating the air gaps common around window openings, so inserts may yield far less in energy savings.