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This house was built from a kit sold by Sears in the 1910’s.  The owners called asking if we could do some “replacement” windows for them.  Two of the front windows had been damaged from a roof leak, the original storm windows destroyed, resulting in cold air blowing in.  They were thrilled when we suggested that rather than replacing the windows, we could repair the existing diamond lite sashes, replicate the storms, and add weatherstripping to make the windows even tighter.  They didn’t ask about repairs initially, because they thought they would not be possible.  But they knew that Sears kit houses are now collector’s items, and keeping the house original would only add to its value.  Now that they know what is possible, more window work is planned.

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