Old Fashioned Wood Windows

PDF Download: Preservation Chicago’s 2009 Chicago 7 Most Endangered Booklet

Everybody wants to save money on their heating bills, and we’ve all been told that replacing those old wood windows is the best way to do that. But the fact is, traditional wood double-hung windows are more cost and energy efficient, more durable, easier to maintain and simply more attractive than most any replacement window on the market.  In 2009, Preservation Chicago took notice of the disturbing trend of replacing otherwise solidly built and repairable wood windows, and committed to trying to reverse it.

Although the multi-million dollar replacement window lobby has convinced the general public that it is in their interest to pay more for an inferior version of something they already own, Preservation Chicago belives that, through education and outreach, this trend can be reversed.


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