My home is 87 years old and the 21 lead glass with rope pulley system windows have never been repaired but instead sealed so that they cannot open. We have storm windows however the home is still drafty.
Husband and I decided it would be in our best interest to replace 9 of the windows because it would be better insulation and also allow us to have cross ventilation. I love the historic windows due to their charm but they are cosmetic only as they do not function and they are not insulated.
Pella replacement windows found on lowes.com
Finding Replacement Windows
The first thing that we did was take the measurements for the windows we were replacing and then we shopped online to get an idea as to what was available and the costs.
Where to Shop for Replacement Windows Online
homeadvisor.com (reviews and ratings for window contractors)
Our online search provided us with an estimate for the costs, and we were able to look at a variety of window brands and styles. We picked out what we liked online and then went to our local Lowe's store.
We ended up buying Pella vinyl windows because we liked that they were
quality made and there is a guarantee that they will reduce our heating and air conditioning energy costs and also keep us warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
In comparison to the other windows that we looked at, both my husband and I liked Pella window designs and think that they will improve our comfort by putting a stop to drafts and will make our kitchen, dining room and bedroom plus make our historic home look beautiful.