Weatherstripping for double hung wood windows

I've noticed that there are only a few detailed videos that explain traditional wood window weatherstripping.  I've read about a number of different options for weatherizing around the sashes and reducing air infiltration, including interlocking weatherstripping, spring bronze, bulb gaskets, vinyl jambliners, and felt-pile weatherstripping, to name a few. My instinct is to shy away … Continue reading Weatherstripping for double hung wood windows

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Fascinating window casings from Russia

I love seeing exterior window cases that adhere to classical designs. I'm sure most American readers are familiar with the general layout of traditional window casings, so I'm excited to also share some window casing designs from Russian-speaking parts of the world. I'm not sure exactly how it's pronounced, but in English an ornamental window … Continue reading Fascinating window casings from Russia

Do these traditional wood windows need replacement?

Just wanted to share a somewhat-sad video I stumbled upon on YouTube today. It's a 2017 video from Pella titled "Protect Your Home from Window Rot - Pella Wood Windows are Now Backed by a limited lifetime warranty". I'm trying to learn more about replacement window failure, so I figured this video would be interesting. … Continue reading Do these traditional wood windows need replacement?

The levels of restoration skill by Steve Quillian

Steve Quillian posted a video today on the Wood Window Makeover facebook page discussing his thoughts on the various "levels" of window restoration knowledge. He breaks things down into six levels of increasing ability. Here they are with the Brazilian jiu-jitsu belt equivalents (getting back on the mat is a 2018 goal of mine). Level … Continue reading The levels of restoration skill by Steve Quillian