Wood Replacement: Too Much Glass Lost
Last week we looked at Jeld Wen & Kolbe replacement DH windows. From searching the forums, it appears JW is junk or slightly above, and Kolbe better.
When they showed us the amount of glass we would lose by installing a replacement Jeld Wen -vs- the Kolbe sash pack, it looked to be at least 2" on each side! That to us results in a LOT of lost glass and we are left with a narrow window sitting inside our old frame. To us, it looks unnatural and unattractive.
We want wood, and we want to be able to tilt and clean them. Our sashes & frames appear to be in good shape. Any other suggestions, makers, or ideas? I just checked Marvin and they have a sash pack for example.
Is tear out our only other option to preserve the glass space? We might have priced ourselves out of windows if so and we dont' want to sacrifice the historic character of our home, that is very important to my wife.