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Mon May 9 13:16:23 MDT 2016
Windows have become for me a central, fraught issue when it comes to
buildings. I've met several wood window makers who have a local (and by
default historical/restoration) focus and who prefer single pane. It took
me a number of years and lots of experimenting to come around to their
preference for single pane/antipathy to double pane. To date I have sourced
my storm windows from the same window makers.
We are engulfed by a tidal wave of window *upgrades *where (typically)
original double hung single pane wood windows are yanked out and tossed
into the dumpster, replaced by vinyl crap. Energy authorities love this,
and most people who do this assume they are doing the right thing, in large
part because almost no one objects, disagrees, or points to viable
Aesthetically, philosophically, environmentally, even economically, a set
of handmade wood windows are hard to beat.
On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:14 AM, Sacie Lambertson <sacie.lambertson at gmail.com
> Me too. I'm interested in finding some very good triple glazed windows.
> Would appreciate Reuben's info as well. Where do your storms come from
> Reuben? Interesting what you suggest about thermopanes. Wonder if there
> is some consensus on this?
> Stephen T. from Thermotech used to post regularly on this forum.
> I checked out 'best' windows and found, while T. are considered very good
> windows, their service is not good, or wasn't for the number of people who
> posted such. They are definitely still around.
> John Straube mentioned a C. manufacturer out of his West but in contacting
> them they didn't look like a good fit for our Mid West (Kansas).
> I'm also looking for someone who can rebuild good old old windows. Close
> to Kansas City.
> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Lynelle Hamilton <lynelle at lahamilton.com>
>> Hi Folks,
>> Am looking for windows for the new part of the house. I'd used Thermotech
>> (Ottawa) last time, but don't know if they are still around. The house
>> faces NW, onto a lake, so efficiency is important. As always, I want the
>> best for the best price. What have folks used and like?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Lynelle Hamilton
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