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Make Your Historic Home Energy Efficient!

A historic home has numerous perks for its owners; original hardwood floors, high ceilings, intricate detail, and the fact that you have, and are living in, your very own piece of history. However, with the good also comes the bad; poorly insulated walls, air leaks in windows and around doors, and less than perfect water pressure.

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Topics: exteriors, energy saving techniques, money saving ideas, Historic Preservation, Window restoration, Insulation, materials and techniques

5 Reasons Not to Buy New Windows for Your Historic House

As an old house renovation contractor I am often approached by homeowners who want to replace their old windows. Sometimes this is the first item on their list when they buy an old house. They reason that the old, drafty windows are inefficient and hard to use and- quite honestly- often they are correct. But is trading in the old windows for new ones the best option?  I don't think so and I'll tell you why.

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Topics: Historic Preservation, Window restoration, Old House repair