Readers and friends know that we are Old House People, but did you know it’s not always easy being an old house person? After all, who else needs to know so much, about some many different things, than we, the Old House folks? And we appreciate the architecture of our old homes. Pure, simple, architecture can be a beautiful thing.
While corbels, and shingles are the most distinctive and recognizable
features, windows make or break the look of an old house. You know
it’s true. When one drives by an old house, you can tell the difference
between a house with its original windows, and a house with
replacements. For the most part, it can be obvious. That’s why we have
always done all we can to retain original windows in our old houses.
We love the charm and character that old windows give a great old house. It’s just a
given. And whenever you can save them, by all means, save them. But
the reality is, sometimes, when your surroundings pressures are beyond
your control, you do consider replacing your beautiful old windows. You
consider it when power bills beat-up your wallet or the people walking
by bother your sleep every night. Let’s face it, reality makes you do
things. Like us, we began to think about replacing our windows when
we were forced to.
But wait, now there is an alternative: indows.
A kind guest told us about indows (best tip ever), and we checked
them out, it was real easy to make the decision to move forward with the
project. It was easy because indows has so many helpful videos
answering our every question. Easy-queasy as the kids says. So next
year, sorry, we have to save up for this project, we are updating the
Inn on Charlotte Windows by adding indow windows.
We do not have a dealer in our area so they will send a kit for me to
measure my windows. These kits have a laser measuring devise, and
sample parts, and guides used to ensure a good fit. We know it will not
be a problem with indows, because they are pros, and with their
extensive experience they will have a solution for whatever the project
through at us.
Check out thses videos that show just how easy it is... Watch Videos
So stay tuned to see how the project pans out for us and the Inn on Charlotte.
Stop the noise! Stop the drafts! Keep the charming old windows! Save $ by doing it yourself!