Reuse historic double hung-windows with exterior foam?
We’ve a house in Cambridge, MA which will need total renovation (close to needing demolition!)
The house will need re-siding and windows will need refurbishment (original 6 over 1 double hung)
We want to apply exterior foam (4″ of foam, 2″ of XPS and 2″ of Polyiso) before re-siding and the plan was for ‘outie’ windows (using dudley boxes)
Q. Is it possible to remove and reinstall the original double hung windows or is this unrealistic given their age (1879)? They seem in reasonable condition.
Yes, we could consider innie windows but this is in a historic district and the radically new external appearance might be opposed.
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