I have an older house with a mix of wood double hung and casement
windows. A few are pretty sound, but most have problems such as
a cracked pane or broken sash cords. Most have sliding storms installed
on the outside, although some are missing a glass pane or screen.
No single window appears to have a problem that I couldn't take care of
myself, but the amount of time to fix, scrape, repaint, etc. all 30+
windows is more than I want to spend.
How can I figure out whether it makes sense to bring the existing
windows into a state of good repair or just bite the bullet and go with
I'm guessing that the cost of materials will be a lot lower if I get the
windows fixed instead of replaced, but the labor will be higher. I'm
just trying to get a ballpark sense so I can figure out if it's even
worthe going through the process of getting contractors in to give an
estimate for fixing the windows.