Old Windows Made Easy

By Scott Sidler • March 9, 2015

old-windows-made-easy-3D-coverIf there is one element of an old building I get more questions on, it’s windows.

  • How do I glaze my windows?
  • What about lead paint?
  • How do I fix a broken rope?

The questions go on and on like this almost endlessly about old windows.

While there are about a dozen books on the topic of repairing historic windows that are available today, (I have read most of them) none of them gave me what I really needed. They are usually full of valuable information, but none of them told me where to start and what to do next. I had to search and search for answers to my questions.

These books are great as a reference, but not useful in putting together a game plan to restore my first set of wood windows. The problem for me was that none of them boiled the process of restoring a double-hung window down into manageable step-by-step pieces…until now.

In my Amazon bestselling book Old Windows Made Easy, I’ll show you the absolute simplest way to restore a double-hung window.

I’ve taken out all the unnecessary information you had to sift through in those other books and boiled down the whole process to take a double-hung window from crusty to beautiful.

The process in this book is almost the exact process my company (and dozens of other professional window restorers) use every day to restore thousands of old windows each year, so I can assure you it works.

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Do you know how much a full restoration of a double-hung window costs? It usually starts around $800 and runs upward of $1600 for more intricate windows!! How many windows do you have? Personally, I couldn’t afford to pay to have all my windows restored. I know how important these old windows are to my house, but the expense is significant.

Instead of paying someone else to restore your old windows, why don’t you do it yourself? It’s not complicated, you just need someone to show you how and that’s why I wrote this book. To save more of our historic windows from the landfill by empowering you to do it yourself!

With Old Windows Made Easy you easily get a $12,000-$18,000 value for only $40 or in the case of the E-Book only $25!

You may be thinking: “Can I really restore my windows myself?”

The answer is YES!

I’ll say it again, historic wood windows are not complicated. They are wood, putty and glass. If you can hold a paint brush, you can restore a window.

how to restore old windows
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“But what if I mess up my windows?”

You won’t!

With this book, I’ll show you exactly what to do, how to do it and what tools to use. The process outlined in this book is a proven way to restore old windows. Imagine beautifully restored windows that operate flawlessly…that you restored yourself!

Still don’t think it’s possible? I’ll give you this guarantee:

If this book doesn’t teach you everything you need to restore your windows, send it back and I will refund 100% of your money!


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13 thoughts on “Old Windows Made Easy”

  1. My Windows are from 1920, are double hung with the rope and weights. I have 8 small panes on the top half of the window. Some of the millions between the small panes are rotting. Does the book say how to address this problem?

  2. I need to rebuild old double-hung sash windows from a c1910 house. Simple sashes with no muntins, ropes, etc. Does this book cover replacing rotted parts of sash (esp. lower rail) or otherwise building from scratch? Recommendations?

    1. It doesn’t cover rebuilding parts as that is typically beyond the scope of most DIYers. Check out Wood Window Makeover’s YouTube page and you’ll find some tips for milking new sash parts. Steve is great at it!

  3. I was just looking for this book and have not been able to find it. Can I get the ebook since I already paid for the hard copy?
    Old Windows Made Easy Pre-Order
    Item #: 1416420
    Receipt No: 4689-3358-3089-9936

    1. The book covers the entire restoration process of wood sashes and jambs which is exactly the same for casements and double-hungs. The only thing not covered about casements is how to work with the hinges and latches. Other than that it would be a great guide for casement restoration.

  4. Hi Scott-
    I still haven’t received my pre-ordered book – have they all shipped? Anxious to start my Spring window project and was hoping to have your book in hand while I attempt it!
    John C.

  5. Scott,

    I ordered my copy on March 4 and am very much looking forward to receiving it. Can you tell me when it will ship?

    Mike C.

    1. It’s the whole step-by-step process for restoring a double hung window in detail Judy. I’ve accumulated all the info from the other window books and with the help of other preservationists I’ve documented the most effective way to restore a window. It’s the old window manual! (Maybe I should have called it that…Dang!)

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