Old window resource ideas?
Hi, all. I've been thinking a lot lately about my old windows & what I'm going to be doing to them to get them back to their best. Missing hardware, some interior sills need replaced, (thanks, PO, for the new water heater, but did ya REALLY have to chop off a window corner to put it in??), many windows have been replaced with NOT wavy-cool glass over the years, I'd LOVE to put old glass in those...
Anyhow, I was thinking about possibilities for getting some wonderful old stuff & not paying crazy prices. In our area, there are no architectural salvage companies - (and wouldn't I love to start one!) - but there are several replacement window companies, including small local contractors. I'm considering the idea of contacting them, regarding the OLD windows they remove prior to installing their, um... "Stuff". Maybe they'd let me dumpster-dive, at the very least?
Has anyone tried this? Do liability issues prevent them from doing anything but send them to the landfill?