If you live in a house built prior to 1960, you most probably still have those original windows. Despite its age, be grateful for it. Nothing will look better than these old original windows from when it was first built. And unlike what you hear in the construction and remodeling companies, new windows do not play a better role or save you on high energy costs.
Experts, specifically architects who worked on the oldest houses in the country said to never throw old window and window frames. Note that these old windows are better when it comes to quality and durability. Don’t replace these old windows with new ones that will last you for only five years.
Old Houses are art on its own. It’s considered among the nation’s treasures. This includes the old doors, old windows, old brick walls, and everything that came with the package. The house on its own is built from higher grade wood material that no longer exists today.
Consider this, will your contemporary new window carry on and perform like the old windows that lasted in your house for over four decades?
Most people move prior to seeing the disadvantages of replacement windows. According to a 2016 study by the National Historic Protection project, restoring the energy performance of existing windows is very close to the energy performance of high-performance replacement windows. Costs are just a fraction of that. Reaping the economic advantage of these original windows are those found in older homes in the most expensive areas of the country. They have not changed the windows, the original windows have been carefully maintained.
Experts admit that many old houses changed their original windows. And most of the alternative window industry is dominated by windows that were not replaced 20 years ago. But for lucky homeowners who still have old windows, they get to keep art and enjoy the benefits of what these old original windows offer.