Window Replacement Review
The Weston Historical Commission reviews window replacement under the Demolition Delay By-law and encourages homeowners to retain the original wood windows of the home, if at all possible.
An excellent analysis of the importance and advantages of retaining wood windows can be found in Guidelines for Preservation and Replacement of Historic Wood Windows in Cambridge (PDF) prepared by Paul Trudeau for the Cambridge Historical Commission in 2009.
The author sums up the benefits of window restoration under three categories:
- Energy Efficiency
- Historic Character
The links and web pages below offer additional information regarding these three benefits to restoration, as well as a page of resources that include window repair companies and how-to articles for repairing old wood windows. Homeowners considering window replacement are encouraged to explore these articles.