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If you're faced with leaky, old windows, Heritage BC, Canada's version of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, suggests starting by repairing the existing frame, sash and glass.
Windows can also be draftproofed and insulated with appropriate caulking and weatherstripping materials. For wood-frame windows, Natural Resources Canada suggests using a quality, self-adhesive plastic V-strip weatherstripping.
The windows in this North Carolina house were restored by architect Anthony O. James.
The windows on this house in Portland, Oregon, by Emerick Architects, are worth saving.
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