We lived in the house for six months before starting the renovation, and despite the winter drafts decided to keep those old windows, nearly 40 in all. Our architect, , and TOH TV general contractor Tom Silva supported our decision, and the cost would be comparable to replacements. We sent all the sashes out to , where they are being stripped, repaired, reglazed, and repainted.
Here at the house, the window wells are being scraped, and rot and damage fixed. The windows will get weatherstripping where there was none, but the big improvement will be the new triple-track storm windows, which have two storms and a screen built in, so we don't have to swap one for another with the seasons. Tom says a well-sealed single-pane window with a good quality storm is just as efficient as a new double-pane window. So our 1895 windows will get 2015 performance.
Shown: Dan Buckley, of , connects a new sash cord to a restored divided-light window sash.