Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association

HONNA was founded in 1974 to promote, preserve, and protect quality of life in our unique corner of the world.

The Facts About Historic Windows

  1. Repairable – Historic wood windows are designed to be easy to repair. Unlike replacement windows where the whole window unit must often be replaced or factory repaired if an issue arises, historic windows can be repaired piecemeal. Each individual piece can be repaired, restored or replaced quite simply by the homeowner or local tradesman.
  2. Upgradable – Your old windows may or may not have weather stripping, but if they don’t you can easily add it and dramatically increase their efficiency.
  3. Simple to Maintain – Keep your old windows painted. That’s it! With some paint every decade or so you can keep them protected and safe for a long, long time.
  4. Resilient – Being made from old-growth lumber these windows (when properly maintained) can be made to last for several centuries unlike replacement windows today which are obsolete within just a few years.