Nuts & Bolts: Old Windows

“Old Windows”
May 26th & 30th Segment

window imageDid you know … that windows constructed before 1940 were built of high-quality, old growth wood in easy-to-assemble parts that can be repaired? These windows were built to last for generations or centuries if cared for. Most can even be reused if in poor condition and refitted sensitively with storms to make them energy efficient. The beauty of an old window is that it fits the old style of a historic building, and often holds old wavy glass sometimes with bubbles that actually mark a breath taken by the glass maker. Old windows are worth preserving and help make a Nantucket house historic.