Replacement Windows in a 150-year-old house?
We live in the Northeast and have been toying with replacing the 150+ year old windows in this house for years. It's an old home with lovely details/charm, but not on any historic registry so we don't have any confines in that sense. I will miss the wavy glass and wood frames, but not the chipping paint, four dirty surfaces (window and storms) that are impossible to clean, and the wood pieces I have to prop in the windows to keep them open--the ones that aren't painted shut, anyway! With three little kids, this is the kind of "charm" that's quite frustrating!!
There are 39 windows to replace, so we don't want to go any higher than $350-400 if possible per window. Suggestions on brand? We have wood now but would prefer something with less upkeep--vinyl?
(I LOVE gardenweb and designed/rennovated my entire kitchen with advice from these forums, but I do realize that the general advice tends to be very high-end/costly--hoping to stick to a reasonable budget on this one...)
Thanks so much for any suggestions and help...these forums are so helpful!!
Sarah from Albany