OConnor said he was unaware that two-over-two windows were on the buildings street-front second story until the towns preservation planner presented images taken from Google Earths street view that showed the originals. These windows were done in good faith. They are perfectly good windows, OConnor said. He said the new windows are similar to many seen on downtown buildings, but a majority of BAR members said the two-over-two windows were historically significant and should be retained. Saying he would comply with the boards determination, OConnor characterized the replacement requirement as an unnecessary aggravation. Any cost is substantial when you have a tragic four-building fire, especially for work that is already complete, he said Tuesday. He said the town would be pleased with the look of the buildings once repairs are complete. We could have put a blue tarp over it and put a for sale sign on it and walked away, OConnor told the BAR.
All nail holes need to be filled with wood putty. Research a bit in the market or on the Internet and you will definitely find what you want. Single-hung windows have hardly any moving parts, which makes their manufacturing easier and cheaper. So, you can go with a window glass with a single or double pane, glazed or non-glazed. To do so, the parting stops, which are pieces of wood that hold the windows in the place, would have to be removed. The frame of the new double pane window unit should fit snugly with the rubber gasket. Let an inch of the shims stick out and avoid pushing them in.
If you want good soundproofing then consider double pane windows. The windows can have fogging and dirt accumulation problems in between the panes. Basically, a single-hung window has a fixed sash on top of it, while the lower sash is movable. Single pane glass of 3/16” thickness are good, and 1/4” thickness are very good. Do you think it’s time you need to replace your old windows?