I’m a homeowner, ex-frame carpenter, a woodworker, an engineer, and generally handy fellow doing a re-hab of a 90 year old 4-square in the West Suburbs of Chicago (Downers Grove). I’m not really interested in preserving the historic value of the house, per se, but keeping the original style intact is better than not.
I’d like to replace my original double-hung windows with drop-in replacements. I know how to do it, but I can’t find anyplace that will sell me the windows alone. They all want to install them too (e.g. Feldco windows, etc).
Where can I get the windows? They will likely all be custom sizes.
I’m thinking fiberglass or wood-clad vinyl. Any thoughts on that?