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Old 12-13-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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We recently moved into a 75 year old house with original wood double-hung windows. They are beautiful and in excellent condition and I do not want to replace them, but they are a bit leaky. I was considering thin weather stripping at the bottom of the sash or on the window sill and perhaps some where the 2 rails meet. I think these are the 2 areas leaking the most. Is this the way to go or is there a better solution? Also there is a little play in the vertical channels that the windows slide in, probably from wear. I think this would be harder to address, any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick.

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Install storm windows. Is there any glazing involved?

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We have aluminum storms which for now are OK, I may consider replacing them in a few years.
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Install storm windows. Is there any glazing involved?

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I'd agree. I've not come across any retro fit weather stripping measure that offer an acceptable level of fit and finish or durability. If you have storm windows that are in acceptable shape, then make sure that every thing is caulked and sealed properly. I've had good luck with a high-quality storm for my clients that didn't want to alter the look of their home with a replacement window. You could even look at some of the interior storm options out there for the winter months.
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