This past Saturday’s Real Estate section had another column on the supposed energy advantages of replacement windows. I’ve written about this topic a couple of times before and can’t bear to do it again, so I thought I’d share a neat blog I ran across while looking for something else!
“House in Progress” is by one of the many homeowners out there who chronicles her old-house rehabilitation in progress. She wrote two excellent articles last summer that describe, from a homeowner’s perspective, the decision-making process when it comes to windows. She carefully considered the impact on her budget, her energy bills, and her family’s health in weighing the pros and cons of keeping her windows versus replacing them with high-tech new ones. (When you finish the first post, be sure to click “Next” to see the second.)
If you would like to learn how to improve the performance of your old windows, don’t miss our upcoming “Your Old House” workshops. The series begins September 30 with “Basic Home Inspection and Energy Efficiency for Your Home,” led by our talented trustees Jerry Ludwig and Virginia Searl. On October 7, learn “Composting 101” with Landmark Society horticulturist Beverly Gibson. Then on October 14, old-house expert Steve Jordan will present “Window Repair.” Steve returns October 21 to share his expertise in a session titled “Plaster and Drywall Repair and Painting.”
All workshops begin at 6 p.m. the Stone Tolan House Museum Barn, 2370 East Avenue in Brighton. The workshops are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, or attend all four for $90. Tickets are available by calling (585) 546-7029 ext. 10 or at our website.
Posted by Katie Eggers Comeau, Advocacy Coordinator