Updating window weight pocket
You might think that because you see some decay on the surface of your old windows, you should throw them out and install new ones. Underneath the surface of some scuffed-up wood, the rails and stiles that make up your old windows could be perfectly fine.
A simple test will determine if this rot is superficial or systemic. Your old windows are made with old-growth wood that took decades to grow. Unfortunately, there isn’t much left of this old wood.
Your old windows have worked well for about 100 years.
With a little TLC, they can be saved and will last for many, many more.
Your energy savings will be minimal and you will never recover the thousands of dollars you will spend on new windows.
This system consisted of a bottom sash that raised, and a top sash the lowered both using counter weights hidden in pockets to balance the window weight.These often cost in excess of 00 and are made with substandard materials.We do quality old-school work and we stand by what we do.The first generation of combination storm windows was a flimsy bare aluminum contraption that didn’t seal effectively or operate well.In addition, a pane of glass was often left in the upper position leading to the top sash becoming painted shut and ruining the functionality of the double-hung window.
Heat loss occurs in the gaps and cracks around the window frames, jambs, and casings.