Time to work on the windows!
Hi all. I'm now ready to tackle my windows. I've been reading Meany's Working Windows book, but am still confused. I live in western NY and have 90 yr old double hung wood windows that are in rather decent shape. They've been closed behind triple track aluminum storms for decades. I'm going to repaint the jams and sashes.
My main question regards the storms. Over the years the three weep holes along the bottom have been chalked shut. Should I open these? The bottom of the aluminum filler piece has also been caulked to the sill. Should this caulk be removed so that condensation can escape? Or are the weep holes enough?
By the way, can the heat gun hurt the aluminum frames? Do I need to use other methods, or just be careful?