Is your home suffering from outdated windows? Time to update and modernize!
THE VALUE OF OLD WINDOWS
Windows that were built from 1800-1970 most likely were built of fir or cedar wood. Fir and cedar wood are known and revered for their high quality and durability. DO NOT replace them. These windows have over the years been long lasting and the best windows. The dense material is invaluable for fighting dry rot. If your windows are made of cedar, fir or any other high quality hardwood, do not be lured into thinking that you need to replace your existing wood windows because you will be often be sold with a lesser quality, soft wood, replacement window that does not match your house.
Original windows will add aesthetic & monetary value to your home
Apart from being long lasting, wood windows can add aesthetic & monetary value to your home. It is not easy to find high quality wood windows, especially hardwood windows, being produced today – and if so they are quite expensive. This means that your home will hold more value with the original windows. Instead of replacing them, your existing wood windows can be brought back into great shape and made more functional and more energy efficient, that rivals newly produced windows, while holding more value and beauty by repairing them.
Are you a homeowner living in a vintage house or apartment?
If so, are you tired of your non-functioning, uninsulated, drafty windows? Its time to Update!
Owning an old home can sometimes be challenging. While you love the charm of your vintage home, it can be costly and time-consuming to manage.
Some of the challenges of owning an old home can include:
Loss of heat and air-conditioning through leaky windows
Water damage and leaks around window frames
Difficulty installing and operating bulky storm windows
Single pane windows are ineffective at reducing outside sound
Expensive to maintain vintage windows
Replacing windows can effect original charm and value
Did you know that the average home can lose up to 30% of its heat or air conditioning energy through the windows? SLIPs are designed to maintain the beauty of your original windows, while protecting you from the elements and increasing the insulation of your home. In terms of insulation power, SLIPs are similar to insulated glass conversions. Another key aspect is that SLIPs will ensure your window sash remains fully operable, without any need to open two sets of windows like you get with many types of traditional storm windows.
This is a HUGE problem for vintage window owners. When installing SLIPs on your windows we remedy this problem in the process. It’s time to get those windows operating! When going with the SLIP, we we can get the windows functional again. Your windows will be updated and outfitted with operative hardware that new windows use. As a result, you’ll gain a seamless functionality from your unit. In addition, weatherstripping included will prevent unwanted air leaks and drafts.
Energy Star allows Low-e storm window to be recognized as a product partner. Our fixed low-e storm SLIP is an energy star approved product.
*Energy Star does not yet recognize non fixed storm windows that attach directly to sash, but hopefully soon. To see how operable window SLIPs performed click the button!
Check and see if your eligible for rebates and incentives!
HOW MUCH DO SLIPS COST?
When compared to other options such as complete window replacement, SLIPs are extremely low-cost and extremely good value. A standard casement SLIP that you install yourself costs from as little as $21 per square foot*. For single or double hung windows SLIPs, you should allow another $40 for each operating sash. Other options such as low-e glass will run a little higher.
Also consider the future maintenance cost that comes with window replacement, such as insulated glass replacement.
If you’re looking to get prices for SLIPs including installation, you must go through an installer.
*This square measurement is not the whole window opening but, less actually, rather the square footage of the perimeter of the glass setup.
I recently added insulated SLIPS over my preexisting wood windows. Wanting to keep the original look to my 1926 building, and by choosing to go with Chosen Wood Windows they were able to do this. I was able to have my end of the hot summer with the slips and it really made the difference in keeping the heat out, and also I had my first winter that made a huge difference in keeping the heat in and most of all my bills showed the savings from my previous years. Glad I chose to go with Chosen Wood Windows, everyone was real accommodating in keeping my original original. Bison Coffee House
Loretta Guzman, Bison Coffee House
The slips which Chosen installed for me earlier this year over original leaded glass casement windows have made the room much more comfortable. The slips are unobtrusive and have made exterior cleaning of the windows a snap.
The SLIPs have made a world of difference in the comfort of the room, without affecting the decor of our old windows, interior and exterior. A great purchase.
David- Portland Heights
Thrilled with the SLIP, it has allowed us to keep the original casement windows and frames with all the old character and charm, while providing solid protection from the elements. I’d highly recommend this option.
Our home has the same look as before, but all windows now open and are energy efficient double pane. If new vinyl windows would have diminished the value of your home, as in our case.
Gustaf Karlholm, Your Content Goes Here
Get SLIPs installed on Your Windows
You have the option to buy the SLIP™ KIT and install yourself. We recommend self-installation only to individuals with the know-how and confidence to perform a successful installation. In the kit, we provide you with SLIPs, hidden balances, jigs, weatherstripping, hardware, and more. We label the components and provide you with a component installation index. You must have your own tools including a plunge router, hand router, and planer.
We ship you a crate with all the components needed inside.
We have created a detailed installation video to help walk you through the successful installation process. We highly encourage that individuals with the necessary skill set take on a self-installation project.
NOTE: Many structures dated before 1978 include lead-based paint.
A trusted local handyman or carpentry contractor could effectively do installation. We have a full length installation tutorial video. We can also quote and supply all the needed materials through this website. Information on how they can order and install for you can be found here.