WINDOWS ... so much $$$
This house was made in 1920 with Old wooden double hung windows . My friend lived in this house before me - she sold it to me. Before the sale - she had all the "Standard sized" windows replaced with good ones - (those tilt out ones that you can clean ) Now I'm left with --- 10 drafty old windows ....all custom sizes. ugh .
3 in the dining room - 4 in the living room and 3 upstairs. All odd sizes. I've been pricing new ones . *faint* The bad thing is - we live on the main street - traffic is so noisy & dirty - even with the windows closed - we have to have the TV turned up. I curse at empty semi's when they go by --- BOOM BOOM BOOM - the old windows rattle !
My question is - what would you do ? I thought that new storm windows would do the trick. I don't know.Would whole new windows actually pay for themselves with saving energy ? Do you have any advice ? I Have so many questions that I want to ask before I call out someone for estimates. I don't want to be talked into something beyond what I need. I KNOW that there are experts here ! Any and all advice is truly appreciated .
Thank you !