cold air coming in through old windows

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Re: cold air coming in through old windows

#1 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:27 am

Possible, yes.

Depends on the construction and quality of the existing unit.

Many customer do find that repair/retrofit of their windows (unless a nice historic wood window) is fool's gold math and that it is cost prohibitively and aggravatingly unfeasible.

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Re: cold air coming in through old windows

#2 Post by Window4U (IL) » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:35 pm

Trying to make old windows airtight permanently is a tough proposition in most cases. You can add stick-on weatherstripping or put shrink wrap(blowdryer) plastic over them each season, but to make a permanent fix on leaky bad windows usually takes replacement. That's not to say it's not possible, it just depends on the condition and type of windows you have.
Do some more research on products that are available to add to your windows and then you should be able to come to a conclusion if it makes sense or not.

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Re: cold air coming in through old windows

#3 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:40 pm

+1

Tough to retrofit an older window and make it air tight when you are dealing with older materials that might be out of square, racked, etc.

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