are we crazy to restore our 100-year-old windows?
Ours are 6-over-9, solid, single-glazed windows that have been badly painted in the past, with hideous aluminum triple track storms. I've been reading oberon's posts and others in THS and located a local business that does scrupulous restoration and weatherstripping (with "flipper-seals" or something like that of old windows -- they referred me to another business in Nebraska that makes attractive, functional, low-profile external wooden storms with a screen panel that will stay in place year-round but not be an eyesore like the ones we have now. Various old-house experts say that carefully restored old windows can approach newer windows in energy efficiency.
Anyway that is how our plan is evolving, and it will cost a lot, I know (working on time-plus-materials), and I guess I'm asking for ?reassurance...that this isn't crazy.