Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Minimal Traditional Windows

An 1989 article on window replacement from the NYT, still relevant:

TALKING: Windows; To Repair, Restore or Replace?

We are looking into having our wood restored, and adding wood (instead of aluminium) storm windows for appearance. We have a mix of single-pane and double-hung windows. Unfortunately, the house is heavy on the single-pane. When do you give up on the old and give into the new?

According to the Glendale guidelines:

  • "Windows are generally divided-light wood double-hung sash or divided-light steel
  • Wood and steel windows typically do not both occur on the same building.
    Each bay usually has only one window.
  • Single pane hexagonal or round windows, typically near front doors, are common.
  • Windows may be decorated with louvered or paneled shutters."

I will try to post examples of the above. I sure like the hexagonal windows. But double-hung wins the sexy award.

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