Replacing Vinyl Replacement Windows

Replacing Vinyl Replacement Windows

Location: Chicago (Logan Square Neighborhood), IL

Challenge: This vintage 1910 house had been the victim of a misguided attempt to replace some of its original windows with cheap, poorly fitting vinyl units. Although these windows were only around 8 years old, they were already failing. The vinyl units were also completely out of character with the natural woodwork surrounding them & had been installed improperly, leading to drafts & discomfort for the homeowners.

Solution: We removed the offensive windows, properly prepared & weatherized the openings, & installed new Marvin Clad Ultimate Double Hung insert windows. These insert units are energy efficient, easy to operate, & historically accurate. They can be installed fairly quickly without disturbing the existing trim. The clad exteriors minimize the amount of maintenance required, while the wood interiors have been expertly stained to match the original surrounding woodwork.