The value of window replacement is not as clear cut as window manufacturers might have you believe. Here's what you might consider when deciding whether or not to replace old wooden windows.
It is probably fair to say that more designated heritage buildings are destroyed by fire than by any wrecker's ball. Yet, prevention and particularly carrying the correct and adequate amount of fire insurance seems to remain a mystery to many people.
“Location, location, location.” This real estate mantra was the reason we moved to the MacGregor-Albert neighbourhood in 1970.We were close to work, all manner of retail stores, public transportation, schools, public amenities such as a library and the city’s major park and recreation facilities.
In 1944, when I was three years old, my dad bought 65 Albert Street from Dr. Zwick, M.D. It was a pleasant looking home, with white stucco over double brick with dark green shutters, which had been built in the late 1800s. My dad fixed it up by covering over the old cistern in the back yard and re-plastering the walls in most of the rooms.