Those new vinyl windows may not be a good idea

Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate Delaware RS-0010115

Every so often I am reminded of the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

A recent article in Forbes has brought this maxim to mind Lyceumagain.  Last week, the members of the New Garden Twp. (Pennsylvania) Historic Commission met at the 19th C. Lyceum, (photo) once the site of education, lectures, learning, and local elections, to review recent progress on the restoration.

We have hired Andrew Gustine of Native Woods Restoration  to work on the Lyceum restoration.

Lyceum repairsAndrew has begun work by removing and restoring the historic wood windows and restoring them, (photo)  one by one.  A skilled carpenter or woodworker in your area might help you do the same thing.

I know from experience that replacement vinyl windows can be a bad idea because they stick, get wedged in place, and are hard to do the "flip" to clean both sides. I am sure that most Realtors have found during home inspections, the replacement windows are failing.

We on the commission are excited to see the progress on the Lyceum and look forward to the day when it can be used for historical displays and events.

Bringing you news of historical events in Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource.


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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I have had many inspectors say the cost benefits for vinyl replacement windows are overstated and that as long as the windows work, have storm windows they are just as or even more effctive than new replacement windows. They may not look as clean, but are efficient.

Jul 19, 2018 12:01 PM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information. I hope home owners thinking of replacing windows will read this post

Jul 20, 2018 03:53 AM #2
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