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Restore vs Replace
Restore vs Replace

Restoring your windows is an excellent way to preserve the building's charm while still making the windows appear 'new' again.

Older is better!

Material matters. When old wood windows are restored, the denser old growth wood they were built with will outlast new wood windows. The materials used in older windows are more dense and enduring than today’s materials. A completely restored window will easily last you another 75-100 years, and that cannot be duplicated today.

It will take years to recover cost of replacing your windows; meanwhile restoring windows is a more economical and environmentally friendly option.  Love your windows, and your choice!

Historically significant residential properties and commercial properties have taken advantage the benefits restoring windows can offer without compromising quality. We go beyond strictly making the old windows functional.  A Boston bi glass specialist will ensure the architectural integrity and aesthetics appearance of the windows. 

Reasons to Restore windows:

  • Energy savings can be achieved by properly restoring, weatherstripping, glazing and low-e coatings of existing wood windows.
  • Recover investment in a shorter time.
  • The environmental impact of aluminum, vinyl and glass are amongst high levels of energy consumption.
  • Your old windows are worthy of restoring; even the in the worse condition the Bi-Glass System can make them functional and visually appealing once again.
  • Once your original windows are replaced, there is no turning back.
  • The "Old Growth" lumber used to build your original windows has higher density and resin content. It resists rot and insect damage better, and is no longer available.
  • Let the sun shine in. Did you know replacement windows make the sash smaller, downsizing the glass? This means less natural sunlight into your home.


Misleading Ideas about replacement windows:

  • Newer is better. Many replacement windows need replacement after a 15-20 years, while your restored original windows will last for many more years to come.
  • Replacement windows are more energy-efficient. After a full restoration and weatherstipping by an expert, your energy bill will show you the difference.

Also read: Top 10 Reasons to restore or repair wood windows, written by the New England Restoration Alliance.

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