Finding a contractor to fix 140 year old windows?
We have a rather large farmhouse from 1871 that we have been getting quotes on to replace the windows. I'm having a hard time with this--not just from the cost perspective but mainly keeping the integrity of the house.
Unfortunately, we need to be relatively practical in our costs.
If I could find a contractor willing to repair the windows, I would rather go with that option and replace the 1950's aluminum storms.
How do I go about finding a contractor to do this? Yellow pages has been a dead end. We are in the Albany, NY area which has many historic neighborhoods. Why is it so hard to find people who rehab windows?
Not wanting to consider this a DIY project as we have three small kids, two full-time and several part-time jobs!
Number of windows? 41 (plus 5 more if you count the basement!)