The windows in old homes are classic and elegant, but the time eventually comes when they need an upgrade. Should you restore your old windows or just replace them? Deciding which type of upgrade to embark upon takes careful consideration, weighing the pros and cons.
For example, choosing the window replacement option would result in more energy-efficient windows. While these will help reduce your energy bills, you may have to sacrifice the architectural style of your old windows. Even if you are able to customize your replacement windows to mimic your old windows, the cost of doing so could be very steep. If, instead, you decide to restore your old windows, you could preserve the original materials and style of the windows, with minimal damage to area surrounding them. However, this process requires a great deal more expertise and time, making it also rather expensive.
Both investments have their pros and cons, and both can be costly. Deciding on the most practical upgrade for your home should be carefully considered and based on your preferences and priorities.