Wood, vinyl, repair??? Please help!!
I have a tenant who is complaining of the cold seeping in from the wood windows and wood patio doors. They are single-pane, probably original to the 60 year old building. The weather stripping is pretty shot.
Should I repair with new weather stripping, or, replace?
Should I replace with new wood windows?
New clad alumininum (can be wood inside) such as Marvin (not much cheaper than wood)
or a good vinyl (can add wood trim sills all painted white (to make it look more like wood)...
The three-unit building is in L.A. near the beach and has mostly wood windows that I may have to update in time to keep the coherent look. It's a simple building'50s structure, so the windows are important to the overall look.
Please help... Thanks