When age finally catches up with windows, you may have an expensive problem. Loss of energy through single glazing, deteriorating sash (moveable part of the window), and lack of proper hardware and/or weatherstripping will raise energy costs and lower comfort.

New windows can be quite an expense, but what can you do? It may not be a big problem, because window manufacturers are innovating constantly. Some companies offer replacement sash and hardware kits at a fraction of the cost of a new window. You save the cost of window installation as well, as these kits are easy do-it-yourself projects."Many times, a customer's window sash needed replacing, but the frame was in good condition," "says Susan Marvin, vice president of sales marketing for Marvin. "Why should a person go through the expense of replacing the whole window?" For more information, phone 1-800-346-5128 or write Marvin Windows, P.O. Box 100, Warroad, MN 56763.